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Westminster College Transforms into America's First Highway at Annual Fund Raiser

Salt Lake City-July 30, 2003-Put the top down and feel the wind in your hair at the annual summer event fund raiser at Westminster College. This fun summer tradition is not just an exciting event, it also helps provide scholarships to more than 80 percent of Westminster College students. Unique decor and collectible Corvettes will transform the campus into the nostalgic world of national sites, roadside diners, and the open road that characterized America's first highway.

Route 66 will be the place to pull over this summer. While strolling from Chicago- to L.A.-themed tents, guests can enjoy sipping chocolate shakes and bid on unique and valuable auction items, including vacation packages, autographed sports memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, art, and event ticket packages. The event will also feature a performance at Amarillo Junction by contemporary country music artist, Ty Herndon.

As a private institution, Westminster College relies upon the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to meet the growing costs of providing a quality education. The annual summer event provides an excellent opportunity for members of the community to make an investment in students who can make a significant difference in the world through the knowledge and experience they gain at Westminster College.

Westminster's Route 66 takes place Saturday, August 2, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the college's Dane Hansen Memorial Stadium on the west side of campus, 1840 South 1300 East. Tickets are $150 each, and the event is expected to sell out, once again, at 1,500 people. For additional information on how you can motor west, contact Westminster College at 832-2747 or visit