I can’t believe it’s already October. That means Jupiter Ball, Morehead’s annual black-tie gala fundraiser, is coming up fast. Invitations are set to go out next week. Also by next week, you’ll be able to download an invitation or reserve your tickets online. I’d better check to see if I can still fit in my tux!
Also this year the Jupiter Committee, a wonderful group of volunteers who pull the event together, came up with another great idea, an online auction. The idea is fairly simple: an online auction has the potential to reach a lot more people than the ball itself — which usually ends up with around 300 guests each year. They’ve got a lot of really awesome items in the online auction. My personal favorite is the basketball signed by the members of the 2009 NCAA championship team. Just a guess — that’ll go for more than I can afford. The online auction preview starts tomorrow, Oct. 2. Bidding starts Oct. 10. Check it out.
Jeff Hill is Morehead's director of external relations