A cool outdoor setting, lovely hors d’oeuvres and drink, and the music of Joe Bourne and the Cream of the Crop Band highlight A Night in the Canyon, a scholarship fund-raising event presented by the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce.
A Night in the Canyon is Saturday, May 10, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Tickets are $75 for an individual and $125 for a couple. A portion of the ticket price may be tax-deductible.
For years, the Chamber has awarded one-time scholarships to needy, deserving students residing in Northwest Tucson. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic performance, community service and goals. They must plan to attend an Arizona college or university.
The scholarships are named for E.S. “Steve” Engle, an Oro Valley founding father who served as mayor from 1978 to 1990. Until his death in 1990, Mayor Engle gave scholarships from his own funds to deserving students. After he passed, the original Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce started a scholarship program in Engle’s memory.
“We’re asking people to help raise funds for students, and to enjoy themselves on Mother’s Day Eve in one of greater Tucson’s most splendid places,” said Chamber president / CEO Dave Perry.