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.