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Evening for ABAC Scheduled for March 7

TIFTON–Combine a delicious meal with fantastic entertainment for a wonderful cause, and you have the annual Evening for ABAC event on March 7 at 6 p.m. in Gressette Gymnasium at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

ABAC Arts Connection Director Wayne Jones is coordinating the annual ABAC Foundation fundraiser for student scholarships.

“Everything points toward an evening that our many alumni and friends will never forget,” Jones said.  “I believe this event will build on the legacy of the many great Dollars for Scholars programs we have had in the past.”

Delicious finger foods begin the evening at 6 p.m. followed by a delightful dinner that Jones said is sure to satisfy every palate.

Evening for ABAC tickets are $100 for singles and $180 for couples. A reserved table for eight is available for $1,250.  A portion of the cost for each ticket is tax deductible.  Tickets are available by calling (229) 391- 4895.

ABAC Foundation Chief Operating Officer Jodie Snow said the Foundation depends on Evening for ABAC support to fund student scholarships including the highly competitive Foundation Scholars program.

“The Foundation Scholars are some of the top academic students from area high schools,” Snow said.  “They have a lot of choices as far as colleges but the Foundation Scholars’ program offers them a tremendous incentive to choose ABAC.”

Jones said sponsors are always the key to making the event a financial success for ABAC student scholarships.  A Platinum sponsorship for $5,000 funds two complete ABAC scholarships. A Gold sponsorship for $2,500 funds one complete ABAC scholarship.

Indie-alternative folk group von Grey is the featured performer. The “Atlanta Journal-Constitution” said “see them now, because a few years down the road, you might have to pay big bucks for nosebleed seats in an arena to catch these talented musicians.”

“Billboard” praised their “crystalline harmonies, stirring lyrics and inventive melodies.”  They have appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan,” NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” and CNN’s “Road Warriors.”

Members of the group of four classically trained sisters include co-lead singers/songwriters Annika (violin, banjo, guitar, keys) and Fiona (guitar, violin, percussion) as well as Petra (keys, lap steel guitar, background vocals) and Kathryn (cello, bass, mandolin, keys, background vocals).

For the new six-song EP, “Awakening,” von Grey chose to spotlight the single, “Come On.”  The group has opened for the Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan, Lindsey Stirling, Rusted Root, and Company of Thieves.
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