The MSU Foundation Poinsettia Ball will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016. Socializing will begin at 6 p.m. in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room. Dance to the music of the fabulous Downtown Horns from 7 until 11 p.m. An hors d'oeuvres buffet and cash bar will be available. Attire is semi-formal. This event is for those ages 21 and older.

The Downtown Horns


The energetic Downtown Horns have become well-known as the premiere wedding and party band in the Grand Forks area. They play selections from the rock, blues, and horn band genres, and have been influenced by such artists as Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Chicago, The Commodores, Tower of Power, Van Morrison, and Wilson Pickett. Band members include Dave Christianson, Jenny Loer, Michael Wittgraf, Thomas Anderson, Dave Berger, Mike Blackmun, Mike Blake, and Mayville State alumni Stacey Searle and Lynn Schroeder. 

Hear a sampling of the music of the Downtown Horns.

pendant_and_earrings_set.jpgWin a prize just by attending!


The names of those who attend the Poinsettia Ball will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous jewelry prize donated by Riddle's Jewelry of Grand Forks! You could win this beautiful ladies created blue and white sapphire stud earrings and pendant set in silver!







grand_prize_pendant-web.jpgAnnouncing the Sparkling Christmas Tree Raffle!


Those who attend the Poinsettia Ball will have the opportunity to play the Sparkling Christmas Tree Raffle! Win this fabulous grand prize, a diamond pendant, valued at $650, donated by Riddle's Jewelry of Grand Forks. Play for a chance to win the grand prize and/or many other prizes (valued at $40 or more) donated by our generous Mayville State supporters. Details will be available soon!

If you're interested in donating a prize for the Sparkling Christmas Tree Raffle, contact Dena Bergstrom at 701-788-4864 or dena.bergstrom@mayvillestate.edu.



Here's an idea!


Why not make the Poinsettia Ball the site for your business's holiday party? We can reserve tables so that everyone in your group may sit together. This would be a great way to celebrate with your employees and co-workers, and all the planning has already been done for you!

For more information about this exciting opportunity, contact Donor Services Representative Michelle McLean at the MSU Foundation office, 701-788-4687 or michelle.mclean@mayvillestate.edu.

Poinsettia Ball Tickets


Tickets for this holiday event for the community sell for $35.00 per person in advance, or $40 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online or at the MSU Foundation office.

Click here to purchase your ticket online now.

Are you interested in a possible party bus from Fargo and/or Grand Forks?


We are guaging interest in the possibility of providing a FREE party bus for those who'd like a ride to the Poinsettia Ball from Fargo and/or Grand Forks. If you're interested in this possibility, please click here and fill out the interest form. We'll be in touch to let you know if we've been able to make it fly. 

More Information


For more information about the Poinsettia Ball, call the MSU Foundation, 701-788-4864 or e-mail dena.bergstrom@mayvillestate.edu.