Horizons Savannah to Roast & Toast Pete Liakakis at Annual Gala

Horizons Savannah is thrilled to announce that it has chosen Pete Liakakis, Savannah’s most beloved politician, as the first-ever Horizons Savannah “Roast & Toast” honored guest at its annual gala on April 11, 2014, at Savannah Station.
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SAVANNAH, Ga. - Feb. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Horizons Savannah is thrilled to announce that it has chosen Pete Liakakis, Savannah’s most beloved politician, as the first-ever Horizons Savannah "Roast & Toast" honored guest at its upcoming annual gala on April 11, 2014. The event will be Co-Chaired by Angie Jackson and Callie Daters. http://www.horizonssavannah.org/

Never before seen in Savannah, the Horizons Savannah Roast & Toast will bring together friends, colleagues, family members and other community members to celebrate and “roast” Mr. Liakakis, who has spent decades on Chatham County Council, Savannah’s City Council and other political bodies. The evening promises both raucous fun and fruitful fundraising, helping to bring in much-needed funds for Horizons Savannah students. Held at Savannah Station in historic downtown Savannah, the event will include dinner, tributes to Mr. Liakakis, a silent auction and live music by City Hotel Band.

Pete Liakakis says, “I feel honored that Horizon Savannah has selected me as the first person to be roasted. This event will raise money to fill an important need in our community: Horizons Savannah’s award-winning, six-week summer enrichment program. I have always felt we should all make local children our first priority, for they are the future of Chatham County.”

WTOC’s renowned anchor Sonny Dixon will emcee the event, introducing each roaster and toaster and lending his inimitable brand of southern humor to this unique event. He will also assist with the silent auction, which will include one-of-a-kind items such as a weekend at a historic cottage on the May River in Bluffton, SC; travel packages; artwork and more. Mr. Dixon says, “Everybody thinks there must be multiple Pete ‘Liakaki,’ because he seemed to be everywhere during his years of public service. But those of us who knew him before he offered himself for elected office are quite convinced there have to be a bunch of Petes to do all the wonderful things he’s done for this community over the decades.”

Event Co-Chair Callie Daters says, “This year's Roast & Toast will not only honor one of Savannah's most dedicated citizens; it will also raise money for a crucial program for our youth. It will truly be a fun night with music, toasts and laughter, delicious food and fantastic auction items.” And Horizons Savannah board president Tom Oxnard says, “This is going to be a fun evening honoring and roasting a delightful Savannah institution and also raising money for local kids. What a combination!"

The First Annual Horizons Savannah Roast & Toast will take place at Savannah Station at 6:30pm on Friday, April 11, 2014. This event is proudly sponsored by Mackinaw Power, a plant operated by Consolidated Asset Management Services. Tickets are $100 per person and include a fresh, locally-sourced dinner from Thrive Catering. To buy tickets for this wonderful event, please visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org/#!projects/c21kz or call 912-961-8854.

About Horizons Savannah

Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew's School welcomes over 150 low-income 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. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three 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 horizonssavannah.org, check out our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001674525185) page and follow us on Twitter @horizonssav.

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