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UVU Spectrum plans masquerade ball

Utah Valley University’s queer-straight alliance, UVU Spectrum, is hosting a masquerade ball for the college and adult queer community to show that the campus is more accepting than most people realize, Tom Hawkins, Spectrum president, said in a press release.

The ball, which will be held April 7, 7 p.m., UVU Ballroom, is also designed to show straight campus members that there’s more to the queer community than they might think, he said.

In combination with the ball, Spectrum is holding a food and hygiene drive for the Homeless Youth Resource Center. Portions of the ticket sales and sales from the photographer will be donated to the HYRC. Students from schools around the state are invited to attend the ball.

Formal attire and masks are required, although masks cannot cover more than half the face. The campus is dry and alcohol will not be served. Tickets are $15 per couple and $10 for singles in advance and $20 and $15 on the day of the event.

Discounts will be given for student identifications and cans of food and hygiene items for HYRC.

Tickets can be purchased from Hawkins at [email protected] or online at ticketleap.com.

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