Continuing the tradition of the Holiday Gala, the MSU Foundation sponsored the first-ever Poinsettia Ball at Mayville State University Saturday evening, December 8. Highlighted by the music of the fabulous Downtown Horns of Grand Forks, the evening included dancing, socializing, and an hors d’oeuvres buffet for the enjoyment of all who attended.

Downtown Horns provided dancing favorites including hits by Chicago and others, as well as some holiday tunes, for a gathering of about 120 people who danced the night away. The nine-member band’s trombone player, Lynn Schroeder from Cavalier, N.D., is a Mayville State alumnus. 

The celebration was a hit, and according to Mayville State Director of Development John Klocke, there have been several requests for encores of the event. Discussions regarding this possibility are underway.