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Tickets still available for Paw Search, THON benefit

12/2/2010 —

Earl David ReedThe vocal talents of Jess Olan, Clifton Johnson, Lizzet Yanez, and Jennifer Zobler; the fashion flare of the Nittany Catwalk Modeling Club; the musical talents of Rhoi Fajardo; and the comedy of Earl David Reed are all part of the Fourth Annual Paw Search set for Friday, Dec. 3 at Penn State York. The family friendly talent and variety show is at 7:30 p.m. in the campus’ Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). Proceeds from the show benefit The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, fondly known as THON, to help children with cancer through the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

This year’s show features Earl David Reed, standup comedian and popular radio personality on WQXA, 105.7 the X out of Harrisburg, as the emcee for the event. During his 15 years of standup comedy, Reed has performed at more than 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Along with his 10 years of morning broadcasting experience and numerous television appearances, his improvisational style has become a favorite of radio and stage audiences all around. He is also a spokesperson for breast cancer awareness and devotes time to this cause.

In addition to the comedy of Reed, audience members will be treated to a variety of local performing groups who will be singing, dancing, and more...all to benefit children with cancer. Paw Search is one of the campus’ many fundraisers in support of THON which takes place on Feb. 18–20, 2011, at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. The campus will send two local dancers to participate in this 46-hour dance marathon which has raised more than $69 million since it began in 1973. The THON theme for 2011 is Together Without Limits.

Paw Search tickets are $5 for students; $10 to all others. Tickets can be purchased at The Pullo Center box office, (717) 505-8900 or from a Penn State York THON member using cash or check. Tickets will also be on sale the night of the show. For more information on Paw Search, please contact Brandy Snyder at (717) 725-6607 or e-mail bms5373@psu.edu.

For more information about the variety of free and ticketed performances at The Pullo Center, please visit www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu.

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