Whether you love chocolate, beer, wine, or just raising a toast FTK, the Capital Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association’s Fifth Annual event, A Toast To Four Diamonds, has something for everybody.
The event takes place on Friday, January 22nd at 6:30 at – you guessed it – Hershey’s Chocolate World. Those in attendance will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cocktail hour, live music, and a silent auction in addition to special guest speakers.
As a sell-out event each year, event chair Robin Tilley (’11) looks forward to sharing her passion for the Four Diamonds with new faces each and every time.
“I also love seeing repeat faces and knowing that guests have learned to feel strongly about it, too,” said Tilley.
After getting “hooked” on THON her freshman year as a Rules & Regulations committee member, Tilley then independently danced as a sophomore in 2009 – she notes that running a marathon pales in comparison, something she’s done twice since! – and then joined a Hospitality committee as a junior, and got to work with mini THONs as a senior on a Communications committee.
“As you can tell, I was trying to experience as many different sides of THON as I possibly could,” she said. “I couldn’t get enough.”
There are a limited amount of tickets available for this weekend’s event, which features a VIP session with Jay Paterno for sponsors, emcees from local television (Fox43) and radio (Warm 103.3) stations, and a photo booth. In addition, attendees will hear Marcus Josey’s story from his mother Andrea, and will also be lead in a toast by Lydia Hess.
Tilley talked about staying involved with THON after graduating in saying she is still “feeling in some way connected to THON and knowing I can still make a difference.” She added, “Possibly the hardest part about graduating was knowing that my time supporting children through Four Diamonds was over…Boy, was I wrong!”
Anyone interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or in any way contributing to a Toast to Four Diamonds can email Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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