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Students to Prepare Pre-Awards Reception for Governor’s Event

As part of festivities surrounding the Governor’s Awards for the Arts ceremony in Williamsport on Nov. 12, Pennsylvania College of Technology students will cater a pre-awards reception at the Community Arts Center.

The students will serve about 300 invited guests. The awards ceremony begins shortly afterward in the Arts Center, when Gov. Edward G. Rendell will honor the winners, who include blockbuster film star and Pennsylvania native Michael Keaton.

“This is a very exciting event for our students, faculty and staff,” said Fred W. Becker, dean of hospitality. “Having Gov. Rendell and his invited guests here is an opportunity to show them what our students are capable of doing. It’s going to be a great event!”

In the spirit of celebrating Pennsylvania’s treasures, the reception will feature Pennsylvania foods and beverages, all prepared and served by the students.

Students from a variety of culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and hospitality management classes will lend a hand for the high-profile event, which will encompass two days of work. Many will do preparatory work in the School of Hospitality kitchens from morning to night on Nov. 11 and again on Nov. 12. Several will cook and serve food and beverages at the reception, and others will create artistic displays to be exhibited during the event, including ice, vegetable and bread sculptures.

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