On Friday, July 27, Del Mar College’s chapter of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) will hold their second annual wine and beer tasting fundraiser, Sabor de Tejas, to raise funds for student scholarships.
“Those who joined us last year can attest to the wonderful food, friendship and ambience this fundraising event provides,” says Dr. Maria Salinas, DMC assistant professor of English and TACHE president. “We encourage the community to join TACHE for an evening of fun, food, music and tasting of fine wines and imported beers.”
The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 6717 South Padre Island Drive. Cost per ticket is $25 presale or $30 at the door. For more information, contact Dr. Salinas at 361-698-1450 or email@example.com.
Participants will receive five other tickets for wine or beer tasting. The evening will begin with music performed by an accomplished acoustic guitarist followed by DJ John Garcia. Tasty hors d’oeuvres, including quesadillas and deli party trays, will also be served.
From 2008 to 2011, TACHE has distributed $3,500 in book scholarships to students. This year, the chapter will award additional funds through an anonymous donor for Industrial Arts majors and Mexican-American Studies majors. Another donor also has stepped forward to contribute funds for book scholarships the chapter will award in spring 2013.
Since 1995, the College’s TACHE chapter has distributed approximately $53,000 overall toward general academic scholarships for DMC students as well as General Education Development scholarships to students who have completed their high school equivalency certificates and chosen to attend Del Mar College to earn their associate degrees or certificates.
TACHE is a statewide professional organization committed to improving educational and employment opportunities for Hispanics in higher education. The association embraces individuals of all ethnic backgrounds into its membership. Del Mar College’s chapter is one of eight located across the state.