Mount Olive College Is Finalizing Plans For Winter Glitz

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive Alumni Association is making plans for its annual Winter Glitz scheduled for Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 6:00 PM in the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center.  The theme for this year’s event is “A Tropical Paradise: Escape to the Flavor of the Islands”.  The evening of island delights will include special entertainment, a meal of tropical fare, and an Isle of Enchantment.

As part of the evening’s festivities a live and a silent auction will be held to raise money for student scholarships. “This gala is the fifth Winter Glitz for the Alumni Association,” says Romey L. McCoy, chair of this year’s event.  “Our goal this year is to surpass the $100,000 amount.”

The auction this year will feature a great variety of items that should appeal to everyone in all price ranges. Items for bid will include gift certificates, weekend getaways, electronics, and handmade crafts.

Entertainment for the evening will include Jason and Jaime Britt Cox and special guests Clifton Cuddington, Rebecca Fordham, featuring Tom M. Casey on piano.  Joshua Gray Wiggins will provide entertainment.

A meal of tropical fare will include grilled boneless pork chops with pineapple glaze, red roasted potatoes, asparagus with mango salsa, fresh fruit salad, pecan raisin loaf, and key lime pie with fresh lime.

Cost for the evening is $75 per person and $125 per couple.  Dress is semi-formal with a black tie option.  This reservation-only event is open to the public, though seating is limited.  Call or email early to ensure seating.  The reservation cut-off date is February 21.  For more information or your personal invitation or to make reservations, contact Anne Hamm at 919-658-7822 or email

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park and Washington.