POSTED: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 2:22pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 4:05pm
BATON ROUGE, LA. (NBC33) — Parents and faculty from McKinley Middle Magnet will host “A Black Tie Affair” fundraiser, Thursday, December 22nd from 7 to 11pm at the Lyceum Dean Ballroom on Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling the school. All proceeds from the event will go to help defray cost of a student trip to Beijing, China in the spring of 2012.
This gala event will feature music from U4Ria, featuring The Hip Hop Doc, Rani Whitfield, and sampling of food from some of the area’s finest chefs. What a perfect pre-holiday evening out.
In previous years, McKinley Middle students, parents & faculty have traveled to Rome & Greece in 2009, London & Paris in 2010 and Spain in 2011. The trip to Beijing will be “A once in a lifetime opportunity for learning that a textbook cannot provide. Students live through an experience that others only read about”, according to Tiffany Miles, a Science teacher at McKinley Middle Magnet.
For more information call Sean Joffrion at (225)388-0089.