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Necklace designed by Idaho State University first lady Laura Vailas to be given away at College of Arts and Letters New Year’s Eve Gala

December 18, 2014
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University’s first lady Laura Vailas has created a necklace exclusively for the College of Arts and Letters New Year’s Eve Gala held on Dec. 31. The necklace will be given away at midnight to one of the gala attendees.

Gala necklaceThe second annual College of Arts and Letters New Year’s Eve Gala will be held on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. The event is held to raise student scholarships in the performing and visual arts.

“I wanted to show unwavering support for the New Year’s Eve Gala and the College of Arts and Letters,” Vailas said. “This is one of the most unique fundraisers, and it is nice to see faculty, staff and students coming together for student scholarships.”

Vailas said the necklace was made as a costume piece but captures the attention and spirit of a masquerade.

“I have been designing jewelry for a number of years,” Vailas said. “I wanted to make the most dramatic and outrageous necklace I could for the masquerade ball.”

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Gala are available for purchase online at isu.edu/cal, the ISU Box Office at 282-3595 and by calling 282-3207.


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