Varsity cafe to hold Valentine’s concert

Bri Aultz, Copy Editor

Love, music and a rich food aroma are to be in the air St. Valentine’s Day at Pitt-Johnstown.

Valentine’s Day dinner, the meal of the month, is to be held Thursday at Heritage Hall in the Living Learning Center.

In addition to the meal, Dustin Hatzenbuhler, a former competitor on “The Voice” is to perform from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Varsity Cafe.

Sodexo General Manager Victor Costlow says the dinner is to be served buffet style.

The Varsity Cafe is to be closed to make room for the live entertainment, Costlow said.

The event is to be a collaborative effort between the Programming Board and Sodexo.

According to Sodexo General Manager Abalene Stull, menu items are to include shrimp scampi, roast beef and Cajun chicken breast. Pierogies and gnocchi also are to be served.

Hatzenbuhler, is a pop/R&B artist who appeared on the fourth season of “The Voice”.

Programming Board Vice President Emily Michaels said she is excited about the event.

She thinks Hatzenbuhler’s performance will be appropriate for the romantic atmosphere.

“We picked him at our annual (National Association for Campus Activities) conference in the fall just for Valentine’s Day because of his love songs. The girls will love him because he’s adorable,” said Michaels.

“Sodexo has helped us out so much with planning this event by coordinating their meal of the month with it, as well as moving dinner from the Varsity Cafe to Heritage Hall,” she said.

Programming Board Novelties Chair Corey Root said that, although he was not involved in selecting the event’s entertainment, Hatzenbuhler has made an impression on his fellow female Programming Board members.

“The girls of the Programming Board find him to be adorable,” said Root.

Live Entertainment Chair Kathleen Blough says the says the festivities are to include making Valentine’s Day themed letter artwork.

The letter art novelty is to be held from 12:30-4:30 Thursday.

“I’m really excited for the show. I think he is a great singer and people will really enjoy him. It’ll be set up so you can have dinner and enjoy the show,” said Blough.