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Fireworks Display Caps End of Capital Campaign for Juniata College

(Posted October 10, 2005)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College will celebrate the official end of its Uncommon Outcomes campaign with celebratory hors 'deouvres and refreshments starting at 5:30 p.m., and followed by a fireworks display at 7:30, on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Celebration tent on the Juniata campus quadrangle.

"We would like to invite all our friends from Huntingdon and surrounding communities to help us celebrate the outcome of a capital campaign that succeeded beyond our dreams," says Juniata President Thomas Kepple.

The reception, with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments (including water and soft drinks) is free and open to the public, as is the fireworks celebration.

The food and refreshments will be served in the celebration canopy. All members of the community are invited, as are Juniata's students, faculty and staff.

The fireworks display starts at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes.

The show is produced by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale, based in New Castle, Pa. The company produces more than 3,500 fireworks shows every year. Zambelli shows have included the Statue of Liberty Anniversary celebration, most of the Super Bowl celebrations, Mount Rushmore celebrations and many more.

There will be entertainment provided by various student groups, including several student bands and an a cappella singing group.

The final total for the Uncommon Outcomes campaign is $103,420,630. The campaign began in July 1998 and ended June 30.

The campaign was separated into six separate fundraising areas. Here are the final totals for each area:

--Campaign for Excellence in Science: This campaign, which largely centered on the construction of the von Liebig Center for Science, raised $34,303,358. The campaign's original goal was $30,875,000.

--Campaign for Advancing the Arts: This fundraising project, which focused on the Marlene and Barry Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, raised $8,654,586. The campaign's original goal was $7.75 million

--The Campaign for Entrepreneurial Leadership: This campaign netted $8,728,338. The project, which centered on establishing the Juniata Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, had an original goal of $12.25 million.

--The Campaign for Founders Hall: This campaign to refurbish Juniata's oldest building and location for its administrative offices collected $775,721. The original goal was $3 million.

--The Campaign for the Future: This project, which focused on establishing endowed and annual scholarships, raised $22,503,959. The original goal was $9.125 million.

--The campaign for The Juniata Fund raised $18,491,558 and had an original goal of $7 million.

The college also raised $9,983,110 in unrestricted and loan funds.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.