ST. GEORGE — Every year for the last 11 years, the hottest ticket in town has been the annual Fire and Ice Gala – a night of glamour, good food, and fun – with proceeds going to needs-based scholarships for students attending Dixie State University. The 12th Annual Fire and Ice Gala is sponsored by the Dixie Foundation, a 501(c) 3 entity, and supported by generous individuals and businesses. The fundraising from the Fire and Ice Gala allows needs-based students an opportunity to attend Dixie State University.
This festive evening begins with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with something for everyone to bid on, including vacation packages, personal pampering items (e.g. massages and facials), autographed sports memorabilia, books and collectibles, and more. In addition, a delectable meal is served in the ballroom as a live auction commences allowing patrons an opportunity to bid on larger items, such as motorized vehicles, paintings by prominent local artists, and extravagant vacation packages.
This year’s Fire and Ice Gala will be held on Feb. 26 at the SunRiver Ballroom. Because of the generosity of donors and volunteers, the Foundation has been able to provide many scholarships to people who would not otherwise have been able to go to college. We invite the public to be part of this event. Seating is limited so be sure to make your reservations early.
When you become associated with the Foundation at the Fire and Ice Gala by securing seats at a Gala table, providing a cash donation, in-kind services, or providing auction items, you will help lives change through the opportunity for an education that these in-kind recipients might not have otherwise.
Randy Wilkinson, president of the Foundation said, “We anticipate over 270 people from around the community, Dixie State University, and from out of town planning to attend the Gala,” Randy Wilkinson, president of the Foundation said. “We’re just so pleased to have people so responsive. It’s an excellent mix of people.”
Along with a dinner, attendees have the chance to participate in a silent auction and a live auction.
“The items auctioned off are donated by businesses and individuals who are engaged in supporting our needs-based scholarship cause. There are many of these same people who sponsor dinner tables.” Wilkinson said. “Without sponsors it would be difficult for The Fire & Ice Gala to be a success.”
Wilkinson added that for the past 11 years they’ve been able to contribute over $250,000 to DSU needs-based scholarships.
Dixie State University President Biff Williams said: It’s amazing to me that so many people donate things to be auctioned off. It’s a nice indicator of the support we have from the community and around the state. Scholarship funding is lacking especially during these times. Our ability to fund students’ schooling relies heavily on this (Gala). So when people of the community come forward like this we have to say ‘hoorah for you’ and hoorah for the students.”
Tickets are $150 per person. For reservations and more information, please contact Marilyn Lamoreaux at 435-652-7502.