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Grace Gala

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
May 27th, 2015

Grace Episcopal School celebrated 60 years of excellence at the annual Grace Gala on Friday, April 17.  Dr. Beth Ricks, Head of School, began the memorable evening by welcoming the crowd, and Father Richard Norman, Rector of Grace Church, blessed the event and asked for God’s continued blessings on the students and staff of the school and church.

The families and friends of Grace enjoyed delicious food by Portico and refreshments by Marsala Beverage.   Many Grace fans sipped on Gator-tinis before they cut loose on the dance floor.  The music of Flashback Five, featuring Jennifer Parker on tambourine, kept the crowd on their feet. The festive event, orchestrated by dedicated parents and the incredible staff at Grace, drew a large crowd of school families, alumni, and community supporters.

With auction items ranging from a week long ski vacation at the Waldorf Astoria Park City to the chance to be a Congressman for the day in Washington, DC, the bidding was lively.  Grace students also contributed many of the items for auction.  Guided by fine arts teacher Ginny Montgomery, each grade created impressive art projects that were on display for parents to admire and purchase.  Grace families and friends enjoyed the fun and fellowship long into the night, but partied with a purpose–to support the school they believe in.