‘Fire and Ice Gala’ funds scholarships for Dixie State students; advance tickets available

Everton Aroujo and his wife and young daughter pose for a family picture, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Dixie College Foundation, St. George News
Everton Aroujo, his wife and young daughter pose for a family picture, St. George, Utah, circa 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Dixie College Foundation, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The annual Fire and Ice black-tie gala is scheduled for Feb. 27 at SunRiver St. George and offers attendees the opportunity to raise funds exclusively for need-based scholarships for Dixie State University students.

The funds raised at the Fire and Ice Gala benefit students who, because of financial constraints, may not otherwise be able to complete or pursue their college educations due to financial constraints.

The annual Fire and Ice Gala brings together a variety of benefactors for a silent auction, dinner and live auction as part of the Dixie College Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Photo of a place setting at the Fire and Ice Gala, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Dixie College Foundation, St. George News
Photo of a place setting at the Fire and Ice Gala, St. George, Utah, circa 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Dixie College Foundation, St. George News

A recent recipient of a Fire and Ice Scholarship was Everton Araujo. He came to play basketball at DSU in 2009.  He needed help to continue his education, he said, and the scholarship made it possible for him to do so.

“I’ve since graduated from DSU with a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Studies (Business Administration and Mass Communication),” Araujo said, “and I am finishing my master’s degree in Public Administration.”

Everton Araujo is currently employed as the international coordinator at Dixie State.  He and his family enjoy living in the area and being a part of the “Dixie spirit” they  discovered here in St. George, he said.  Araujo and his wife, Melisa Araujo, have been married for nearly six years and have a 10-month-old baby girl named Livia Marie.

“We’ve had the opportunity, over the past 10 years, to contribute to hundreds of students’ educational efforts, allowing them to attend Dixie State University through one of our need-based scholarships,” Dixie College Foundation President Randy Wilkinson said. “With these scholarships, they are able to continue their education and open opportunities in their lives.”

tcs110 (1)The 11th Annual Fire and Ice Gala is open to everyone, and advance tickets are required.  Tickets are $150 each and are available by calling Marilyn Lamoreaux at 435-652-7502.

All proceeds from the Fire and Ice Gala go 100 percent to need-based scholarships for Dixie State University students.  The Dixie College Foundation has 501(c)(3) status so individuals or entities can make this a tax deductible contribution.  Community members are invited to be part of this event.

Event details and resources

  • What: 11th Annual Fire and Ice Gala
  • When: Feb. 27
  • Where: SunRiver, 1860 Horizon View Drive, St. George
  • Tickets: $150, available by calling Marilyn Lamoreaux at 435-652-7502.
  • For information or to make a donation, contact foundation secretary Kalynn Larson by telephone, 435-652-7535, or by email
  • Dixie College Foundation website

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5 Comments

  • koolaid January 25, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Will there be dancing?

    • ladybugavenger January 25, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      $150. I don’t think that includes dancing, maybe if they all chipped in another $50 they could get a dance without a permit.

      • Koolaid January 25, 2015 at 9:38 pm

        $150 is rather steep to just sit and eat and listen to people talk. Isn’t it legal to dance in SunRiver?

    • omg koolaid is a scream!! January 26, 2015 at 6:42 am

      LOL!!! You’ve done it again!! You asked whether there would be dancing because of the recent event in St a George at which dancing was not permitted!! (Which in turn reminded us all of the movie Footloose”) And since dancing commonly occurs at a gala, it does indeed bear the question “will there be dancing”? Hahaaaaa, that is hilarious!!!

      • Moveback7spaces January 26, 2015 at 9:54 am

        Whatever you say MO Ferguson

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