My Big Fat Academy Wedding Gala, February 4th for LaGrange Academy

     The time is almost here for LaGrange Academy’s 2012 Auction/Gala. It’s Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Jamie Keating’sRiver Mill Center in Columbus.     

     Jamie is a real pro at this. His culinary career includes working for Milliken and Hyatt Hotels previously. He is the owner and Chief Executive Chef of Jamie Keating Culinary, Inc. and the management behind The RiverMill Event Centre.  As a graduate of Paul Smith’s College, in New York, and the Culinary Institute at Greystone in California he is a member of the 2008 U.S. Culinary Olympic Team and triple GOLD MEDALIST in the Kochunhunst Austerlang, Erfurt, Germany. He is well traveled to Europe for competitions with other countries. Jamie gained international expertise at a Michelin 3 Star restaurant in France and at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and has been featured on the Food Network.

      Jamie said “I am so proud of my wife Melissa!!! She has worked harder than ever before! We will make a difference!” Academy parent and auction chair, Melissa Keating, and her committee have spent countless of hours of work, with endless meetings, non-stop procurement, cheeky newsletters, and of course, sleepless nights. Hard to believe it’s been twenty years since the first group of parents put their heads together to come up with an event that would not only raise money for the Academy, but would bring the Academy community together for incredible  “fun”.  

     Melissa says “This year’s auction theme ‘mocks’ an actual wedding reception, and anything goes! Wear a tux, a gorgeous dress, or dressy casual attire. It’s what you make of it! And there’s a Progressive Jackpot! The more who play, the bigger the win. Bring a friend, your neighbor, spouse, parents to enjoy this fantastic entertainment venue! Great family and community camaraderie always make the event a blast. Auction items include everything – from wild trips, to beautiful jewelry, to amazing baskets.”

      You can RSVP until January 28th. Do it ASAP though! Please support LaGrange Academy. Call 706.882.8097.  We at Retreat on West Point Lake will be there for sure!

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