SC4’s magic carpet

Lauren Creech

Staff Writer

The red carpet rolls out in SC4’s College Center at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 for the seventh Red Carpet Affair.

Event tickets are $75 per person. This formal gala raises money to support St. Clair County Community College. And with First Michigan Bank as the platinum sponsor alongside nearly 60 other event sponsors, the event is expected to gather quite a crowd.

The event will begin with two complimentary beverages: a specialty cocktail provided by Vintage Tavern, with another provided by Wolverine Market. The decorations will be provided by Christopher’s Flowers and valet parking by the SC4 Athletic Department.

Dancing with the Local Stars” will continue this year, allowing guests to vote for their favorite dancing couple with monetary pledges. All proceeds benefit scholarships. Dancing instruction is being provided by Dance Company Conservatory of Port Huron Township, with music provided by Bigfoot DJs.

The four couples competing for your vote include Karen Newman of West Bloomfield and SC4 Board of Trustees Chair John Adair of Fort Gratiot, sponsored by Rick Currie Master Goldsmith; local artist Valerie Hoste of Port Huron and local dancer Manfred Boden of Marysville, sponsored by Alexander Fine Jewelers; SC4 Professors James and Patricia Frank of Burtchville Township, sponsored by Coughlin Jewelers; and Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp and her husband Greg, sponsored by Mosher’s Jewelers.

The highlight of the Red Carpet Affair will be a drawing for exquisite jewelry pieces. Jewelry includes a custom-made, diamond-inlaid ring and a five charm Zable bracelet sponsored by Rick Currie Master Goldsmith; a blue topaz pendant with multi-strand necklace sponsored by Alexander Fine Jewelers; a white gold alternating link necklace with filigree heart drop sponsored by Mosher’s Jewelers; and white gold earrings with yellow emeralds sponsored by Coughlin Jewelers.

Tickets for the jewelry drawing are $10 each or $50 for six. Tickets are purchased the evening of the event. Winners do not need to be present to win.

The gala will feature sixteen restaurants in the local area such as Cheap Charlie’s, Pompeii’s Pizzeria and Italian Eatery, Quay Street Brewing Company and Black River Country Club, all offering specialty food items.

Also planned for the event is a special presentation by SC4 foundation recipient Joel Smith of Port Huron, and a ceremonial presentation honoring the late John W. Shier who served on the SC4 Foundation Board of Directors for 30 years.

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