Tickets are Now Available for Copper Mountain College’s Fundraising Dinner to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic on April 28, 2012 at the Bell Center at 6pm. The Public is Invited.

    February 22, 2012


    Tickets are now available for Copper Mountain College’s unique Fundraising Dinner to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 28, 2012 at the Bell Center. The great “unsinkable” RMS Titanic went down on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York after hitting an iceberg on April 14, 1912.
    Six hundred people are expected to attend this event. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Jolie Alpin at the CMC’s President’s office from 8am to 5pm. Copper Mountain College is hosting this evening as a “not to be missed” community event. Guests are encouraged to attend in “Edwardian” dress or early 20th century circa 1912 clothing. For costume rental, ticket information and updates check: www.cmccd.edu/Titanic or call the Titanic information line at 760-366-9791, extension 1912.
    Tickets for passage per person are $100 for first class “accommodations” including a nine-course meal, $50 for second class with a six course dinner and third class tickets are $10. Students with ID are $5. Each “passenger” will be served a dinner from the actual menu served that fateful evening.

    “This is sure to be an exciting event.  It is not often that we are able to combine student led fundraising with an actual historical event. The sinking of the Titanic captured the attention of the world in 1912, notes Dr. Roger Wagner, Superintendent/President of Copper Mountain College.

    CMC history classes are researching the passengers and facts about the ship, and there will be dramatic re-enactments by CMC drama students at the event. The public is encouraged to take part in the re-enactments. For information contact: the Titanic Information line.

    Music played by the band on board the Titanic that evening will be piped through the Bell Center as CMC’s Art Classes transform the Center into the Titanic.  The evening will be as historically accurate as possible.

    The event is a fundraiser for CMC’s Honor Society, the Beta Rho Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, whose students are the organizing force for the event. They are assisted by CMC’s History, English and Art departments.  

    Funds raised will be divided in four ways. The Art Department will use them for supplies, and the English and History departments will purchase materials for the CMC library. The Beta Rho Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will use the funds to purchase regalia for PTK students to wear during graduation exercises.