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OJC Press Release ID: 2976

Friday, December 6, 2019

Last Year’s OJC Ag Gala Platinum Sponsors


By Dillon Martin, OJC Foundation Director

Otero Junior College’s 8th annual Ag Gala is set for Dec. 31 and will be held in OJC’s Rizzuto Banquet Room located in the Student Center. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and celebrating the New Year will continue until 1:00 a.m. According to Brooke Mathew, lead instructor for the OJC Ag Program, this event not only provides the opportunity for a fun evening with friends, but also the opportunity to support scholarships for the Agricultural Science Program.

“Here at Otero Junior College, we are so grateful to have such a supportive community,” Mathew states. Last year’s Platinum Sponsors include: Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, Wallace Oil, Colorado Vet Clinic, Waddell & Reed and The State Bank.

For seven consecutive years, Colorado Vet Clinic and The State Bank of La Junta have been Platinum Sponsors. Farm Credit is a six-year Platinum Sponsor of the event. Waddell and Reed Investments have been Platinum Sponsors for four consecutive years. Wallace Oil was a second-time Platinum Sponsor.

“Without all of the community’s support, from the Platinum sponsors to all of the individuals that attend, we are anticipating another great year,” Mathew said. Matthew explained that a couple of the scholarship recipients will be in attendance and they look forward to meeting everyone who gave them an opportunity to continue to their educational endeavors.

This year’s event will be filled with music, dancing, food, and drinks. There will be live music played by The Delhi Desperados. A beef brisket dinner will be served with gourmet chocolates for dessert. Drinks will be available at a cash bar. The Ag Gala will also offer a live and silent auction.

This year’s event offers five different levels of sponsorship or individual’s tickets can be purchased. New this year for individuals looking to sponsor the event but not attend may sponsor the New Year’s Eve toast, the Salon, and more. For more information or to purchase tickets/sponsor the event contact Brooke Matthew at 719-384-6964 or Dillon Martin at 719-384-6890.

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Waddell and Reed was a Platinum sponsor for the 2018 OJC Ag Gala. Pictured are (l-r) Caroline Mills, Waddell and Reed; Brooke Matthew OJC agriculture faculty; Brody Morgan, OJC agriculture student; Jerraldawn Rector, OJC agriculture student; Hannah Cesar, OJC agriculture student; Kirby Shineman, Waddell and Reed.

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Farm Credit was a Platinum sponsor for the 2018 OJC Ag Gala. Pictured are (l-r) Brody Morgan, OJC agriculture student; Hannah Cesar, OJC agriculture student; Greg Grenard, Farm Credit; Jerraldawn Rector, OJC agriculture student; Brooke Matthew, OJC agriculture faculty.