Halloween Bash tickets go on sale
Tickets for a dinner-dance benefit party in memory of a late educator are now on sale.
The annual Halloween Costume Party Benefit Bash is in memory of the late Diane Espejo, a long time Porterville educator who died at the age of 48 from ovarian cancer in January 1991.
“We never want to forget her. That’s why we do this,” said Marlene Marquez, Espejo’s sister.
“We have done this for [numerous] years now. She was always for the kids and their education. So we decided to do this for her.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit four high school seniors, one each from Porterville, Monache, Granite Hills and Stathmore high schools.
The annual fundraising event includes dinner, dancing, raffles and prizes. A no-host bar is available for purchase of alcoholic beverages.
Costumes are strongly encouraged but optional and prizes will be offered.
In addition, vendors of purses, jewelry and other items will be on site with their wares. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the scholarship fund.
The benefit dinner/dance runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 13 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1900 W. Olive Avenue.
Tickets are $25 each and there are no discounts for children nor for dance-only entries.
For tickets or more information call Adriana Marquez at 784-5916 or Anthony Marquez at 788-7714.