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APSU's Candlelight Ball returns to Nashville on March 12

One of Austin Peay State University’s premier community events will return to Nashville on March 12, when alumni and University supporters head to the Hilton Nashville Downtown hotel for the 32nd Annual Candlelight Ball.

One of Austin Peay State University’s premier community events will return to Nashville on March 12, when alumni and University supporters head to the Hilton Nashville Downtown hotel for the 32nd Annual Candlelight Ball.

Thirty-two years ago, Wendell H. Gilbert, a retired Army brigadier general and former APSU vice president for development and university relations, saw the opportunity to raise money for deserving students who needed academic financial support. He founded the Candlelight Ball for this purpose, and over the years, this event has raised more than $350,000 in scholarship funds.

In addition to the scholarships, proceeds from the ball have also supported the restoration and renovation of the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill and provided financial support for the APSU Center for Teaching and Learning

This year’s Candlelight Ball begins at 6 p.m. at the hotel with a cocktail hour. The dinner and awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m., and dancing will start at 8 p.m. with music by Burning Las Vegas.

For information, visit http://www.apsu.edu/alumni/candlelight-ball-0 or call 931-221-7979.