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Junior/Senior formal to feature mentalist

The annual Junior/Senior Formal will take place at 6 p.m. April 25 in the Summit Room of Ceruti’s Catering in Fort Wayne. The junior class president and representatives are planning the night.

“We decided on this location because it was classy and had a good variety of items to choose from when it comes to the food, beverages and desserts,” Courtney Olson, junior class president, said.

The entertainment has been booked and promises to be a unique experience, she said. Mentalist Jym Elder will be performing during dinner and after the meal with a 45-minute stage show.

“As soon as people get there he will be walking around to small groups,” junior class representative Eric Luce said.

Olson said they used an entertainment agency to find Elder.

“We wanted to find something different than last year, so we decided to look up comedians, magicians and mentalists online,” she said. “We ended up picking Jym because he seemed to have a good amount of humor and entertainment.”

The menu for the night is chicken parmesan, grilled pork loin, baked potatoes and Caesar salad.

“One thing that students should look forward to is that we’re having a chocolate fountain,” she said.

The evening will conclude with a dance at Ceruti’s. Student Activities Board plans to host an after-party similar to last year’s event.

Students will be able to add songs for the dance to senate’s “Request for Approval” Spotify playlist. Since the approval process can take up to a month, students should add any songs they hope to have played at the dance soon, Olson said.

The attendance rules will remain the same, with only juniors and seniors who classify by year allowed to purchase tickets. Underclassmen may attend as dates of qualifying juniors and seniors.

Tickets will go on sale April 13. They are $15 during the first three days but then will increase to $20. They will be available in the DC and HUB during lunch and dinner times.

“We are hoping to get an app so that students will be able to purchase tickets using their debit or credit cards,” said Olson.

Luce said the event will be a memorable evening for students

“I think it’s going to be fun,” he said. “We are working hard on it.”

The Student Activities Board will once again be hosting an after-party for both underclassmen and upperclassmen. There will be inflatables, Just Dance, basketball and other games. Chips and dip, cookies, barbeque meatballs, pigs in a blanket, cheese plates and lemonade will also be available for students. The after party will take place in the Merrilat Complex, and will run from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., Bronwen Fetters, SAB student director, said.

“Students should expect to see invitations that will serve as a preview that will either be going out soon via email or via mail,” Olson said. “The inviations will let them know information about the event and what to expect.”

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