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Last Chance to Buy Tickets for March 22 Restaurant Gala

March 12, 2012

Time is running out to buy your tickets to the award-winning Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala. The 29th annual dining extravaganza is planned for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22, at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. With the theme “Dine Like Royalty,” the Gala will feature lavish décor, ice sculptures, trumpeters and delectable dishes and desserts.

The annual event celebrates food with hors d’oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts and the house specialties of more than 50 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. Each year, hundreds of food enthusiasts attend the Gala, which also features several genres of live music, including: The Don’t Call Me Francis Band, Sensational Soul Cruisers, Ocean City Pops and Lenny Mitchell.

Time is also running out to buy tickets for your chance to win up to $15,000 in the Gala 50/50 Raffle. Sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, raffle proceeds benefit student scholarships at the college. Three cash prizes will be awarded. The winning tickets will be drawn at the Gala. Winners need not be present to win.

Guests will also have an opportunity to win beautiful Tiffany & Co. merchandise, including: pendants, earrings, bracelets, cufflinks and more through the “Mystery Blue Box” drawing.

Since 1984, the Gala has raised more than $2.5 million. Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

Tickets to the Gala are $200 per person and 50/50 raffle tickets are $100 each. Order online at www.atlantic.edu/gala or contact Lauren Canzanese, (609) 463-4672 or acccfdn@atlantic.edu.