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Gala – Walter Blackburn Scholarship Fund


2019 GALA and FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA July 14, 2019

The 2019 Walter Blackburn Scholarship Fund “Men of Substance and Style”  Fashion Extravaganza

Sunday, July 14

The Artsgarden in Circle Centre Mall

Indianapolis, IN 46204

5:30 pm Cocktails and Shopping

6:00 pm Dinner (ticketed guests, only)

7:00 pm Program & Fashion Show

Individual Dinner Tickets: $150

ATTIRE: Comfy Chic/Swanky Cocktail

The Artsgarden Gala

Join us for our Crystal Anniversary as we honor our 2019 Blackburn Scholar and celebrate 15 years supporting higher education for Marion County students.

ABOUT THE EVENT – The Walter Blackburn Scholarship Fund has traditionally presented the Men of Substance and Style Fashion Extravaganza in tribute to Walter Blackburn and ALL men who proudly exemplify that ideal.  This year will be no different. ABOUT THE SHOW – The 15th Anniversary Fashion Extravaganza will feature Fashion Impresario, ERIC VAUGHN and, from Chicago Illinois, the incomparable fashion authority and gifted Fashion Color Commentator, MS WILLIE RAY . PROTEGE’ AWARD – The 2019 Walter Blackburn Protege’ Award will be presented to Mr. Robin Winston. The Walter Blackburn Protege’ Award is presented to individuals who have had a distinguished career in dedication to family, community and professional excellence. SHOP SMART – An astounding array of vendors, including hand crafted fashion jewelry and other specialty fashion items, will be available for purchase as the perfect complement to collections from Haberdashery, J. BENZAL, and the 2019 Collection by Indianapolis’ Premiere designer, Alpha Blackburn. VIP CONCIERGE – Mr. Patrick Bouquette will reprise his role as VIP Concierge for guests including such distinguished patrons as Congressman Andre’ Carson. THE MAIN EVENT – Mistress of Ceremony is the legendary BARBARA BOYD. One of Indiana’s most distinguished journalists, this four-time Casper Award winner is Indiana’s first African-American on-air personality and member of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. The 2019 Blackburn Scholar and Book Award Honorees will be introduced during the Program. THE SHOW – Doors open at 5:30 PM for cocktails, shopping and LIVE! entertainment with dinner starting at 6:00 PM.  Dinner tickets are $150 each or $1000 for a table of 8.


PURCHASE TICKETS NOW –Dinner Tickets are $150 each or $1000 for a table of 8. E-Mail your name, phone number, and number of tickets to: Jarnell2@sbcglobal.net Make Check Payable To Walter Blackburn Scholarship Fund and mail to: WBSF, 4346 Hidden Orchard Lane, Indianapolis IN 46228 Call (317) 627-8899 with your name, number of requested tickets and payment information