PITTSBURG — It’s that time a year again for the annual Feast and Follies Event.

An evening of dinner, entertainment and recognition is set for 6 p.m. on May 2 at Memorial Auditorium.

The event helps fund Pittsburg High School scholarships and special programming.

Last year Feast and Follies raised $31,500 to fund student scholarships and teacher grants.

This year 47 PHS students who have met “stringent academic and community involvement criteria” will receive over $41,000 in college or post-secondary scholarships.

“These students have met the criteria for each specific scholarship,” a release said. “These awards, ranging from $250 to $1,000, provide financial assistance so that our bright young scholars may continue their educational goals and be successful in their future endeavors.”

The recipients will be going into various fields and schools, from biology to musical theatre.

One recipient said the scholarship will help her reach her long-time dream.

“It’s going to help me as a future engineer and help me accomplish the dream I’ve had since middle school,” Mattie Hellwig said.

Another recipient has plans to help the planet by becoming a zoologist.

“I always wanted to work with animals, this scholarship will help me reach my dreams,” Kylee Barnhisel said.

PHS Encore, choir, theatre, jazz band, dance team and forensics team will perform during the evening’s event.

Tickets can be purchased at the USD 250 Board of Education Office or online at usd250foundation.org by Wednesday. Tickets cost $75 for dinner, show and social, $10 for show and social only and there is a USD 250 Friend Level option for $250 which includes a dinner and show for two. Attire is business casual.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.