Cape Gazette

Del Tech holds annual Starry Starry Night Gala

May 06, 2014
Photos by: Steven Billups

Delaware Technical Community College held its 20th Annual Starry Starry Night Gala April 26 at the Jack Owens Campus in Georgetown. The gala is a fundraiser for Delaware Tech’s Educational Foundation and has helped to provide funds for textbooks, scholarships and tutoring services, student learning tools for classrooms, building expansion and the arts programming capacity of the campus theater.

The gala raised $300,000, and over the past decade has raised $3 million for the college. The theme of the event was “Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes,” giving the event a laid back spirit and flare for the unusual that is uniquely Key West. The schools gym was turned into Mallory Square and other attractions like the Hog's Breath Saloon and the Key West Golf Club lining the halls added to the Key West atmosphere. Also featured at the event was A1A, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band and Illusionist Michael Grasso performing in the theater.

Shown socializing in “Mallory Square” are (l-r) Joan Conaway, Campus President Dr. Lonnie George, Linda George, and Polly and Jay Mervine.

Enjoying the festive atmosphere are (l-r) Fernando Guajardo, Zaida Lincoln, Judge Scott Bradley and Amy Walls.
Jeffery Fried and Sherry Michalik smile nicely as they represent Beebe Healthcare, a partnership sponsor of the event.
Having fun in the center of the reception are (l-r) Vicki and John Martin and Robin Sirkis. John Martin is president and CEO of Pats Aircraft, a gold sponsor and partner with Del Tech.
Campus Director and Vice President Ileana Smith, left, spends a moment with Vanessa and Terry Megee. Megee Motors was a Silver Sponsor of the event.
Vice President of Delaware Electric Coop Rob Book shares some time with Rep, Harvey Kenton, R-Milford, and his wife Jeanne Kenton.
Hanging out with Gwen Sharp, front, are (l-r) Kate Krajewski and Ron and Cheryl Wiggins.
Illusionist Michael Grasso opened his show with several decks of cards that somehow were reduced to two decks.
Keeping the Key West theme going was Fortune Teller Angel Serrato, left, as she gives some good news to Tracy Clevens.
Nursing instructor Tamara Lewis dons her pirate hat and picks up her paintbrush to tattoo attendees like Josi Kime.
Event Co-Chair Rob Rider shares a moment with Charlie Burton and Matt Haley. Matt Haley Companies was a Gold Sponsor.
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