Hey, party people!

It’s time to think about dusting off that snazzy party outfit (might we suggest adding a bow tie for some extra pizzazz?) and warming up your bidding arm because the date of Fall Fiesta, CoEd’s largest annual fundraiserhas been set. Y’ALL READY FOR THIS?

Mark your calendars–Fall Fiesta: Welcome to the Jungle of Tikal will be held on October 12, 2013 and we want YOU to join us. We’re changing things up a bit this year, starting with a new location. Based on the theme, some Cincinnati folks may already have an idea of where the event is going to be held…

Tikal, Guatemala

Surprise! We decided to host Fall Fiesta in Tikal, Guatemala. Photo via www.wikitravel.org.

Ok, fine. It isn’t being held in Tikal (you’d be surprised by how quickly their event space books up!). Read on for the real location…Fall Fiesta will be at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals! Excitement galore. Rest assured that this year is already better than ever with killer one-of-a-kind live auction packages and a silent auction chock full of awesomeness. Better yet, Fall Fiesta has been generating so much buzz that a VIP guest might even attend! We can’t announce anything just yet, but we will let you know that the possibilities include:

1) A beloved mythical figure from your childhood

2) A Guatemalan student who has benefited from your support

3) A former professional athlete

Paul Brown Stadium

Paul Brown in all its glory. Photo via www.bengals.com.

Sufficiently intrigued? Stay tuned for more deets as the date gets closer. However, the only surefire way to solve this mystery is to buy a ticket to the event! As if all of the aforementioned excitement wasn’t enough reason to attend, here is an additional incentive to save the date… A chance to win a prize worth $300!

For every ticket purchased before May 31, 2013, you will be automatically entered into a drawing for the chance to win the use of a professional-grade espresso cart at your very own event (barista included)Coffee Emporium has generously donated the use of an espresso cart + barista* for 1.5 hours for your next party, business function, all-night study session, etc. (a $300 value!). So what are you waiting for??? Purchase your tickets today!

Who do you want to see at this year’s Fall Fiesta?

*The barista and cart will only travel within the greater Cincinnati area before 10/31/13 on Monday-Saturday (no holidays).  Out-of-towners, you’ll simply have to find a different caffeine supply.

Giveaway Rules: Entries must be received by midnight on May 31, 2013. Winner will be randomly selected on June 3, 2013 using Random.org. No purchase necessary to win. To enter without ticket purchase send a post card to Cooperative for Education, 2300 Montana Ave, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45211 with the words “Fall Fiesta Giveaway” plus your name, address, and email.