Fundraiser for WGTC set for Sept. 19
by Celia Shortt
On the evening of Sept. 19, West Georgia Technical College Foundation is holding a night that is all about Newnan in order to help celebrate its new Coweta Campus.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the WGTC’s new Coweta Campus is the following day at 11 a.m.
On the evening of Sept. 19, the foundation is hosting its “A Night in Monte Carlo” fundraiser at Newnan Country Club, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Ferst Foundation in Coweta County.
The Ferst Foundation works to promote literacy among children.
Coweta Ferst’s mission is to provide age-appropriate books for every child in Coweta County under the age of 5. To those who register, they send one book a month per child as well as tips for parents on how to maximize the books for their children.
“It is workforce development in its simplest form,” said Janie Lore, a member of the board for Coweta Ferst. “I think ‘A Night in Monte Carlo’ is a way to celebrate and have the community come together.”
Coweta Ferst’s goal is to send out 1,200 books to children each month. Currently, they are sending 850.
WGTC is excited to have a portion of its proceeds go to this event, but also to have a fun evening with the community coming together.
“This is going to be a much-anticipated night for our college as well as for the community,” said WGTC President Dr. Skip Sullivan.
“We are looking forward to celebrating our newest addition to Coweta County and we are so grateful to our friends in the community for their assistance and commitment to make this new campus possible.”
WGTC recently opened a brand new campus for Coweta County, expanding their classes and program offerings for students. The new campus is located on Turkey Creek Road south of Newnan near the I-85 Moreland exit. Classes for some programs are also still held at the Coweta County School System’s Central Educational Center.
For more information about “A Night in Monte Carlo” fundraiser, call 678-664-0516.