February 27, 2016
As winter clings with a tightfisted grip to Louisiana, you can heat up the night with one of Monroe’s signature social events. The Wig and Stache Bash brings the flare and revelry of the “Roaring 20s” to downtown as party-goers enjoy rich food, spirits, dancing, and multi-faceted auction events to benefit a premier private school. On the night of February 27th, Geneva Academy invites you to don your best 1920s costume, put on your dancing shoes, and stroll to the Vantage Banquet Hall in historic downtown Monroe.
This will be the fourth annual Wig & Stache Bash. Aleta Eley, Director of development at Geneva Academy, says, “We have seen a growing crowd each year at the party. Increasingly, people who have no particular connection with the school are coming just to enjoy the festivities. They leave having had a great evening, loaded down with great prizes as well as a better understanding of how much Geneva Academy has to offer.” All proceeds will benefit Geneva Academy, a pre-K through 12th grade classical Christian school located on Oliver Road in Monroe.
The night’s festivities will showcase music, food, drinks, and a spirited live auction, plus multiple opportunities to win prizes. The Smile Moore Photo Booth will be on site to capture the dapper costumes and 1920s attire. Gentlemen are encouraged to sport their moustaches (real or costume) along with dress attire or gangster getup. Ladies will stun the room with their flapper costumes and elegant ball gowns.
Our auction committee is hard at work gathering items and lining up events that will make your eyes dance! There will be a weeklong trip to the beautiful beach in Pensacola up for grabs, as well as a brewery tour for your favorite fella. Don’t forget the wonderful parties we have planned for you, “Bluegrass & Brewskies”, “Moonlight Swim Party” and “Zoopendous Breakfast” are just a few. This auction is sure to get your blood pumping and waving your bid number!
In addition to the food, drink, and dancing, party-goers will have multiple fun-filled opportunities to win loot. There will be dozens of silent auction packages, pay-to-play party games, and an exciting live auction featuring coveted items. Attendees will frolic for their desserts in the “Dessert Dash” that will have the room a ruckus. A classic game of “heads or tails” will offer the crowd a chance to win big. All of this, plus a few surprises, will ignite the room with delight and gaiety.
What would an event like this be without a game of chance thrown into the mix? We are excited to offer a raffle of grand proportions. Sit on the balcony and soak in the breathtaking view of the Gulf while the kids run in the surf as you spend a week at your Island Shores condo for 6 on the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. Raffle tickets are only $10, so don’t miss your opportunity to grab a chance at this taste of paradise. Tickets can be purchased through our school office (805-0116) or from your favorite Geneva student.
Our special event of the night will be the opportunity to taste some of Monroe’s original delights. After the auction, please stick around for “Beer & Beignets” offered by our very own Ouachita Brewing Company and the always tasty confections of Caster & Chicory. This signature combo is sure to have you begging for more!
Event tickets are limited, so you and your friends will want to act quickly to be a part of this unique experience. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. To guarantee seating, consider purchasing a signature table for $1,000, which will seat eight and offer revelers a classy space to dine. Tickets and tables and may be purchased through the school office (805-0116) or online at www.genevaclassical.org/auction.
Follow Geneva Academy on Facebook to receive updates regarding the party. Look for the hashtag #WSB16.