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2015 Wig & Stache Bash



Monroe has a rich and vibrant calendar of social events, but only one party will evoke the spirit of the Roaring Twenties and benefit a premier private school this February.

With all the elegance and flair of “The Great Gatsby”, the third annual “Wig and Stache Bash” will offer a smashing experience for any refined socialite or eager party-goer.   The event will be hosted in the luxurious Vantage Banquet Hall located in historic downtown Monroe on February 28th beginning at 6:30 PM.  All proceeds will benefit Geneva Academy, a pre-K through 12th grade classical Christian school located on Oliver Road in Monroe.

The night’s revelry will showcase lively music, superb food, plentiful drinks, various silent auction packages and a spirited live auction, plus multiple opportunities to win prizes. Music provided by the talented Rod Allen Payne will be sure to keep you jiving and swinging. A decadent spread will be provided by Waterfront Grille. Prohibition has ended and a full bar will be supplied by Marsala Beverage Company.

Though not required, costumes and period attire (1920’s) are highly encouraged. Think “Downton Abbey” meets “Midnight in Paris.” Gentlemen are encouraged to sport their best moustaches (real or costume) along with dress attire or gangster getup. Ladies will captivate the room with their flapper costumes, head pieces and elegant gowns. Your best moments will be captured by the always creative Smile Moore Photo Booth which will be on site.

The keystone event of the night will be a rousing live auction. One of a kind auction items will go quickly as bidders battle for their coveted prize. There will be unique lots such as a private party featuring the Grass Fire Band, an exciting bluegrass group, along with beer and barbeque provided. A “New Orleans Culinary Experience” package will offer cooking classes, accommodations at a historic bed and breakfast plus a Jazz Brunch Cruise for two. For the distinguished gentlemen in your life, the “Gentleman’s Soiree” will treat him to a custom experience at Governors Cigar and Pipes. For the cultured crowd, award winning artist Mark Bleakley’s stained glass art will be up for auction in addition to the wildly popular Blue Dog print, “Take Five.” These along with other unique items and experiences will have party goers excitedly bidding to bring home their desired package. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Geneva Academy.

On top of all of these festivities are a few attractions that will sure to pique the interest of any sophisticated party goer. There will be a Cigar Bar offered by Governors Cigar and Pipes (for an additional charge). Attendees will frolic for their desserts in a spirited “Dessert Dash” that will leave the room a ruckus with excitement. A classic game of “Heads or Tails” will present the crowd a chance to win an extravagant prize. All of this plus a few surprises will ignite the room with delight and gaiety.

Seating is general admission ($40 advanced or $50 at the door) and limited, so you and your friends will want to act quickly to be a part of this unique experience. To guarantee seating, consider purchasing a signature table for $1,000 which will seat eight and offer revelers classy space to dine. Tickets & Tables may be purchased through the school office (805-0116) or online at www.genevaclassical.org/auction

Whether you are looking for a great party experience or wanting to benefit a premiere local school, this event is sure to be the berries!  Visit the event page by searching “2015 WIG & STACHE BASH” on Facebook.


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Trap shoot at the Sherriff’s range and Shotgun and Shooting Range Passes from TP Outdoors

New Orleans Cooking Experience  Cooking Class and Four Course Meal for 2

2 Nights Stay at the luxurious Queen Anne Hotel in New Orleans

Jazz Cruise for 2 aboard the Steamboat Natchez

Framed print, “French Quarter Jazz Music” by local artist Melanie Douthit

1 week stay for 6 people in Island Shores gulf front condo directly on Gulf Shores beach

Inshore Chartered Fishing Excursion and Zayak Sea Sled rental with Fins and Family Fishing

Gas Card from Central Oil

Private after hours party for 8 and humidor from Governors Cigar and Pipe

Bayou Dinner Cruise for 10 compliments of Waterfront Grill and Billie D. Holliday, Attny at Law

Custom Stained Glass Art by stained glass artist and Geneva father, Fr. Mark Bleakley

BBQ, Bluegrass and Brewskis private party for 20 with music by Grassfire Bluegrass band and barbeque by Danken Trail

Custom framed “Take Five” Blue Dog print by renowned artist George Rodrigue

Dinner for 2 at Superior Steakhouse in and 2 tickets to Broadway by Jerri at the Strand in Shreveport

Lunch and private tour of Abita Brewery, tap room credit and private tour of Bayou Teche Brewery, tap room credit and private tour of Parish Brewery

Cameo Appearance in an upcoming novel by best-selling author ND Wilson and bookcase from The Gingerbread House Boutique

Guided Duck Hunt and Guided Turkey Hunt



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Tickets to performances at Strauss TheaterStrauss Youth AcademyMonroe Symphony Orchestra and Louisiana Delta Ballet

Custom steel forged knife by cutler Ken Trisler

Ruston Shopping Experience with Kelly Moore Bags, Chartruese Pear, The Fashion, Raw and Social Bites

Fly the skies with professional pilot and Geneva father Kelly Clark

4 Park Hopper Passes to Disney World

Custom painted familyscape by local artist Leah Reitzell

DJ for a day with local celebrity Mountain Man

Passes for Audubon Institute and LA Children’s Museum in New Orleans

4 one-hour horse riding lessons

Family photo session with Geneva mom Jennifer Lizenby Photography

Catered Matilda Jane Trunk Show with Gift Certificate and One Outifit from Geneva mom Rachel Huber

Weekend at Lake Darbonne and fishing poles from Armstrong

Honorary Senator for the Day with Senator Thompson

Private Painting Party for 6 with Paint It Simple

American Girl Doll, Samantha

Children’s Party Package from Dansby’s Taylor Rental

Private tumbling lessons from North Elite Athletics

Director’s Breakfast and Private Tour at the LA Purchase Gardens and Zoo with Director Joe Clawson

Custom watercolor by Geneva Art Teacher Bethany Wilkins

Family Membership to Masur Museum and One-Year Subscription to My Mini Masur

4 passes to Disney Junior Live! Pirates and Princesses

Haute Mama Facial from Pampered and Polished

Cut, Color and Style Makeover by stylist and Geneva mom Connie Merritt

Custom Pet Portrait by local artist Ricky Sikes

Massages from Frieden Chiropractic and Geneva parents Drs Dan and Bobbie Weigand

Ultrasound from Sneak-A-Peak Boutique and photo session by Ashley Dickens Photography

Bowling Party for 10 at Bayou Bowl

Passes to Sci-Port and NELA Children’s Museum

Mr. P’s Tees

Shopping at these fine boutiques:

Free Birds Boutique

Salt & Pepper Accessory Boutique

Avenue Shoes

LA Purchases

The Children’s Shoppe

If The Crown Fits Boutique

The Fleurty Ginger Boutique

Dining at these delicious eateries:

Warehouse No. 1

Genusa’s Restaurant


Longhorn Steakhouse

Olive Garden

Chili’s Grill and Bar

Sweet Frog

Orange Leaf

Bayou Chocolates

The Coffee Bean

And other amazing items from these generous supporters:

Material Things

Happy Tails

June’s Pampered Pooch

Persnickety Joon



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Kelly Moore “Steph” bag

Round for 4 at Squires Creek Country Club

Duck Hunt for 2

Savage 30-06 Rifle from TP Outdoors

One Night Stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX