Venture down the Rabbit Hole with the Panola College Foundation and their Premier Event Sponsor, Corgan Associates Inc., to a Wonderland evening of fun and fantasy. Panola College Foundation invites you to their 2nd annual gala, a Mad Hatter Tea Party, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom at Panola College. The gala is a key fundraiser to assist the Panola College Foundation in providing student scholarships, faculty and staff grants and other educational projects.

Guests at the Mad Hatter Tea Party are encouraged to put on their best dress with their fanciest hat (or in themed costume) and enjoy an evening of entertainment while raising money for the Panola College Foundation. The highlights of Wonderland will include live entertainment by jazz band, Swinghouse, and our ever popular casino games with raffle and door prizes. A sneak peek at the raffle prizes include a $200 VISA gift card, a YETI Roadie Cooler and more exciting items.

There will also be a silent auction with several items. Such as a $500 gift card to Kiepersol Estates, 4 tickets to a Dallas Mavericks game, autographed memorabilia from the Texas Rangers, dinner and a night stay donated by Margaritaville Resort Casino, 4 tickets to Sea World in San Antonio, a night at the House of Seasons Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson just to name a few.  Heavy hor d'oeuvres will be served and a caricature artist will be on hand to create one of a kind memories from your trip down the rabbit hole and lots more whimsical excitement. Plus, enjoy photo opportunities with characters from Alice in Wonderland taken by photographer, Somer Page of Somer Page Studios.

Sponsors of the event include Corgan Associates Inc., First State Bank, Hunt Construction, Lewis H. Pool Foundation, Carthage Title Company, Farmers State Bank, Hal’s AC & Electrical, Brookshire Brothers, General Shelters, Tyson Foods, Smith Energy Services, City of Carthage, and Ace Hardware.

Don’t be late for your very important date! Tickets are limited and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit or if you are interested in being a sponsor or making a donation, contact Jessica Pace - Director of Institutional Advancement at 903-693-2029 or email at