Thursday, May 26, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Amador Community College Foundation (ACCF) presents its 4th annual gala Koyou – A Night in Japan’s Red leaves at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Grand Oak Ballroom on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 11:00 PM.
“Koyou” are to the Japanese autumn what cherry blossoms are to spring. The viewing of autumn leaves has been a quite popular activity in Japan for centuries and today draws large numbers of travelers to famous spots. Themed décor will create the enchantment of Koyou right here in Amador where you can share Japan’s beauty and culture on this enchanted evening. On entrance you will enjoy a complimentary specialty drink and appetizers. Live and silent auction items will showcase a breathtaking array of items for your shopping pleasure. An elegant 3 course plated Japanese dinner will delight your palate. Koyou will culminate with Japanese inspired entertainment. Come celebrate with us!
Your passport to Koyou – A Night in Japan’s Red Leaves will be offered at: http://www.jacksoncasino.com/entertainment/full-schedule under community events for $100 per plate. Tables of 10 are available for groups.
All proceeds benefit Amador College Connect operated by the Amador Community College Foundation, a volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate, facilitate, and support higher education in Amador County.
Koyou – A Night in Japan’s Red Leaves is a rare opportunity for Amador County to join together for a fun filled evening while raising much-needed funds for Amador College Connect providing accredited college degree, certificate and transfer programs locally.
“This year more than ever, we appreciate the generous contributions from our friends in Amador County who continue to support the Amador Community College Foundation”, said Paul Molinelli, Jr., ACCF Board Chair. Molinelli said the funds raised at the event will help ACCF expand its course offerings, increase its classroom space, support the internship program, and provide technology upgrades. “We want to expand our service hours too and that means adding additional staff. Your financial support will help us serve more of our local residents with ongoing mentoring and tutoring.”
Amador College Connect offers more than 50 AA/AS degrees and certificate programs provided locally through distance education. There are two physical venues: one for student support services of mentoring, tutoring, and collaboration, the other for interactive video courses. ACCF’s offerings include content from Alan Hancock College, Coastline Community College, Foothill Community College, and Shasta College. ACCF programs are especially appealing to those students that lack transportation, need financial assistance, work full time, or want to save money for their four-year goals.
Koyou – A Night in Japan’s Red Leaves promises to be an unforgettable night of style, surprises and amusement, benefiting a worthy cause. Surely an event not to be missed! Can you help us raise funds for more college programs in Amador County? We need your help because so many of our young people can’t afford to go away to college.