The Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation will host “Sunday with Our Stars,” an afternoon celebration to benefit The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities at historic Wavering Place Plantation on Sunday, November 2, 2014, from 3-5 p.m. Proceeds will support scholarships and operations at the acclaimed public residential high school for emerging artists in South Carolina. Tickets are $50: http://bit.ly/SCGovieArts14
The benefit will feature live entertainment by students – a.k.a. “Govies” – as well as catered hors d’oeuvres and an open bar on the grounds of the antebellum Wavering Place Plantation, located in historic Lower Richland County.
The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, located in Greenville, S.C., first opened its doors as a residential, year-round institution in 1999 after offering a summer program for many years. This public, non-profit residential high school accepts artistically talented high school students of South Carolina studying creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual arts. Auditions are held around the state each February for the residential school and summer programs.
There is no tuition for attendance; students pay only minimal processing and meal plan fees. An estimated 30% of residential students at SCGSAH benefit from scholarships that fund the meal plan fee, the only major cost required for the 9-month residential school year.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the picturesque Wavering Place Plantation is Columbia’s premiere venue for weddings and events. It has remained in the Adams family since 1768 and consists of several hundred acres, six historical structures (including the 1850 Greek Revival manor house and outbuildings dating back to 1790). The nationally acclaimed native gardens were designed and restored by Dr. Julian Adams and continue to be preserved for future generations.
While the formal address of Wavering Place Plantation is 427 Adams Hayne Road, Eastover, SC 29044, the entrance to the venue is situated just off of Congaree Road. To view a map and more information, visit http://waveringplaceplantation.com/location.
For tickets and more information about the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation fundraiser at Wavering Place Plantation on November 2, 2014, visit: http://bit.ly/SCGovieArts14
The Midlands Advisory Board of the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation: Lisa Adams, Cindi Boiter, Mrs. Erwin Boyd, Mary Boyd, Tracie Broom, Reba Campbell, Susie Dibble, Kristy Ellenberg, Rachel Hodges, Laurie McIntosh, Linda Rogers, Tom Savory, Amy Sheheen, Julianne Sojourner, Irene Dumas Tyson and Marti Wallace
About The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is a public residential high school located in Greenville, South Carolina, providing a unique arts and academic education to the state’s emerging artists. Young artists, usually in 11th or 12th grade, study creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual arts during the academic year and rising 9th and 10th grade students attend summer programs in these areas, with summer dance programs open to rising 7th through 12th grade students. To learn more about upcoming Foundation events, donation opportunities or purchase tickets, please visit http://www.gsafoundation.net.
Tracie Broom, Flock and Rally, 415.235.5718, firstname.lastname@example.org