ARTitude: A GALA CELEBRATING THE ART OF GIVING

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Circle of Children members: (Left-right, standing): Anton Harris, Platinum Band Atlanta; Elaine LaMontagne, Circle Gala Chair; Shirley Jones, Circle VP. (Left-right, seated):– Danielle Houret-Lam, Circle Finance Chair; and, Donna Shafer, Auction Chair.

Since it began 90 years ago, the Circle for Children has organized an annual gala to raise funds for its children-related beneficiaries. Many members of the Circle for Children resides in East Cobb. Their president, Heather Rees, who was East Cobber’s Mother of the Year in 2016, resides in East Cobb; the Gala Chair, Elaine LaMontagne and Auction Chairs, Donna Shafer and Polly Hogue reside in East Cobb.

ARTitude will serve as the grand finale for a year celebrating the art of giving. A festive cocktail party and silent auction will precede a seated dinner with artistic touches and fabulous entertainment, including the iconic comedian Jerry Farber and energizing Platinum Band Atlanta. This uptown funky affair will be held on Saturday, March 25, at Mason Fine Art, a modern, urban gallery in Atlanta. ARTitude will highlight a menu of arts in cuisine, humor, fine art, fashion, music and dance. The very name ARTitude brings together the concept of art with attitude and gratitude.

East Cobber Elaine LaMontagne, Circle VP and Gala Chair, explains, “Arts touch our lives in intriguing, delicious and entertaining ways – they enhance our very existence. The Circle is dedicating the 2017 fundraising year to celebrating the arts which ultimately includes the art of giving, the essence of our organization’s purpose. This year’s gala, ARTitude, will help us raise money with sophisticated sass!”

In an effort to financially and personally aid the most severely vulnerable and needy children in Georgia, the Circle will once again support the Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA). CCYA provides a safe and nurturing environment with comprehensive services for youth who have been abused and abandoned. The multi-purpose campus offers a residential therapeutic setting with 47 beds, annually serving approximately 120 youth in need of rescue, shelter, treatment, care and guidance. The Circle also continues to fund scholarships and special projects of its original beneficiary, Tallulah Falls School.

A Patron Party Evening for sponsors and patrons will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Fox Theatre and tickets to Broadway in Atlanta’s presentation of The Bodyguard.

For further information about ARTitude call 404-295-9510 or visit www.circle4children.org.

 

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