Horizons Savannah to Announce New Educational Partner at Gala & Silent Auction, March 2

Horizons Savannah will announce a new educational partner at its "Honoring an Educator" Gala & Silent Auction, Friday, March 2, 6:30pm. The silent auction will feature unique, never-before-seen-in-Savannah items, and WTOC's Sonny Dixon will emcee.
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Feb. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- (SAVANNAH, GA) – Horizons Savannah is proud to host its Second Annual “Honoring an Educator” Gala and Silent Auction at 6:30pm on March 2, 2012 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. This year’s honoree will be Ms. Paula Wallace, the Co-Founder and President of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Tickets for $75 per person are on sale online for this prestigious event at http://horizonssavannah.org/. Reservations are required.

At the gala, Horizons Savannah, a non-profit organization which runs a six-week summer academic enrichment for at-risk public school students, will also announce an exciting new partnership with a venerable, well-respected Savannah educational institution.

The gala’s silent auction will be filled with unique, never-before-seen-in-Savannah items, including:

   - Artwork by and a gallery hop to the studios of world-renowned artists Carmela Aliffi, Betsy Cain, Suzanne Jackson, Marcus Kenney, Jerome Meadows and Christine Sajecki

   - A pheasant hunt and luncheon for 4 at lovely Fife Plantation

   - A day with the Savannah-Chatham Police Department’s Bomb Squad for 6, with lunch catered by Lenny’s Subs

   - Dinner for 2 at Elizabeth on 37th

   - 100 locally-cultivated oysters from Spat King Oysters

The evening’s festivities will be emceed by none other than Savannah’s favorite anchorman, WTOC’s Sonny Dixon.  Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah’s Executive Director, says, “We are so excited about announcing this new partnership and about auctioning off these amazing, unique items at our gala.  We thank the Savannah community for its generosity in helping the under-served children and youth in our community.”

About Horizons Savannah:

Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons at Savannah Country Day School welcomes about 150 low-income, public elementary and middle school students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. Last summer, students gained an average of three months’ growth in reading and four months growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or info@horizonssavannah.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @horizonssav.

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Horizons is a 6-week academic, cultural and recreational summer enrichment program that helps students from a diverse, low-income population build problem-solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility and instill respect for oneself and others.
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