VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, is in South Georgia today, to help celebrate Georgia Christian's centennial celebration, and its homecoming.
This special event has been sold out for weeks and will take place this evening at Valdosta State University. "It took us some time to make that happen, but it's huge," said Ryan Warren, Chairman of the centennial dinner. "It's big for this community, not just Georgia Christian School. This has become the premiere event every year in Lowndes County."
Thursday night's dinner kicks off a weekend of celebratory Homecoming events:
December 5- Alumni Sports Banquet
December 6- Homecoming Court (featuring former Kings, Queens, and Mr. & Miss GCS), Homecoming Games, Alumni Games
December 7- Centennial Birthday Lunch
The GCS Annual Benefit Dinner began in the fall of 2008 with Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward and quickly became the school's largest fundraiser. The school also has been pleased to host former NBA star Tim McCormick, former Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy, Governor Mike Huckabee, former First Lady Laura Bush, and four-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw.
The evening is not only an opportunity for great entertainment, but also a time for the community to learn about Georgia Christian School through videos, student performances, and interactions with student ambassadors, faculty, staff, and the Board of Directors.
While President Bush is in Valdosta to celebrate the Georgia Christian School Centennial Homecoming, he will also participate in a signing event for his new book: 41: A Portrait of My Father which will be held on Moody Air Force Base for military personnel only.
The mission of Georgia Christian School is to provide a Christian foundation that promotes a passion for learning, responsible citizens, and the skills necessary to lead through character development, spiritual guidance and excellent academic instruction.