By Allante Morris and Sharriyona Platt
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at American River College is hosting their first annual fundraiser banquet to provide a forum for the many student artists at ARC to present their creativity in meeting the challenge of a themed art piece.
The event will be held at the Timber Creek Ballroom in Roseville on Mar. 12 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
The theme of the fundraising banquet is “showcasing the best ARC has to offer”, where they will have an art showcase and auction, a dessert auction, silent auction, live music, dinner, and a raffle.
The honor society is soliciting students to make art that is science related and creative for the showcase, and there will be cash prizes for first, second, and third place winners.
Submissions are due no later than Feb. 24.
Project organizer Kevin Jenco said that they are endeavoring to involve as many groups in the event as possible.
“The event is being entirely student led and driven and is a part of our larger effort to demonstrate the wide variety of programs ARC has to offer,” Jenco said.
They are in contact with the school’s Jazz band for music, the culinary department for the dessert auction and photography students will be on hand to take pictures.
“We as a society are on a mission to give back as much to the campus as it has given to us,” Jenco said.
Many staff members of ARC are contributing to the fundraiser with music, advisory roles, and as judges for the art showcase.
Director of Jazz Studies, Dyne Eifertsen, is contributing a live jazz band performance during the fundraiser. He currently has one band in line.
“We’ve worked with a lot of groups on campus,” Eifertson said. “I love to provide music for any event around campus and give students an opportunity to grow.”
This is Eifertsen’s first time working with the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and he is looking forward to the success of the event.
“It’s looking like this should be a great event,” mathematics professor and club advisor Matthew Register said.
“The current goal is to get 200 people to attend the event, and i’m confident we should be able to hit that number,” Register said.
The ticket price for this event is $22 for students and faculty and $25 for the general public, which includes dinner catered by the Timber Creek Ballroom. The last day to purchase tickets is Mar. 9.
The money raised will be allocated to Phi Theta Kappa’s various club activities, including their service projects.