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Everything You Need to Know for the 2023 Celebration of Education Gala!

It's almost that time of the year again! The Cherokee County Educational Foundation's annual 'Celebration of Education' Gala is right around the corner! The Gala will be taking place next month, on Saturday, March 11th, 2023.

Every year, Cherokee County Educational Foundation works closely with wonderful sponsors, donors, and volunteers to throw the Celebration of Education Gala. The Gala is our grandest, most fun night of the year, and it's all in driven by our mission to raise money for the students, teachers, and staff of the Cherokee County School District. 

The Gala's Mission

The mission of CCEF's annual 'Celebration of Education' Gala is to raise money and grant the allocated funds to CCSD students, teachers, staff, and faculty to help foster engaging and effective education experiences. Of course, we cannot meet our goals without the immense support and generosity of our donors and sponsors. We'd like to give an extra special thank you to Manley Spangler Smith Architects for being our presenting sponsor this event. All of the proceeds raised during this event go directly back into funding educational projects in the Cherokee County School District!

What to Expect

This year's dining experience will once again prepared by 1885 Grill from Acworth, Georgia. Enjoy their coastal flair while taking in performances from our amazing guests! Additionally, guests can enjoy bourbon tastings at our bourbon bar during the course of the event.

We're thrilled to have a selection of extremely talented performers this year as well! From circus arts and magic to bluegrass and pop/rock, these entertainers are guaranteed to delight during the Gala.

We're excited to welcome the Crescent Circus, made up of husband-wife duo Nathan Kepner and Morgan Tsu-Raun, who pair magic and circus arts to produce an amazing experience! We are also excited to be returning Woodstock native musician Ethan Senger and Cherokee County-based singer/songwriter Kurt Lee Wheeler!

Dress Code

The dress code is Black-Tie. Check out our Do's and Don't list below to answer any questions you may have! 

Do's Don'ts
• Men's formal attire: Suits, tuxedos, dress pants, ties, bowties, etc. 

• Women's formal attire: Slacks, formal gowns, formal jumpsuits, some cocktail dresses, etc.   
 
 • We will also welcome your funky, vintage tuxedos (Bring on the ruffles and bell bottoms 😉)
• Men's Athletic Wear: Sneakers, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, etc.

• Women's Athletic Wear: Shorts, sneakers, leggings, tanks, etc.

• Casual wear like sundresses, jeans, flip flops, etc.

We will once again be hosting the 50/50 raffle online! The winner will be presented a check at the 'Celebration of Education' Gala, or will be able to schedule a meet-up with a CCEF representative, or have their check mailed. Once again, our silent auction platform will be hosted online so you can view and bid on items from the convenience of your mobile device. Get ready to bid on some amazing items at this year's CCEF Gala Silent Auction! 

What to Know

The Gala will take place at Northside Cherokee Conference Center at the Bluffs, located at 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114. 
To learn more about the 'Celebration of Education' Gala, head to the event page on our website here! Doors will open at 6:00 pm, so plan to arrive on time so you don't miss a minute of the fun!

Cherokee County Educational Foundation is so excited for this event! March 11th will be a truly special night for our community. Of course, while we are thrilled to have delicious food, amazing entertainment, and lovely auction items, the Gala is a night that will have an impact on the lives of so many students, teachers, and faculty of CCSD. We can't wait to see you there! 

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