Beast Feast raises funds for adult education at WGTC
The West Georgia Technical College Foundation received $20,000 from the second annual Beast Feast held at Midway Church in Villa Rica.
The Beast Feast is an annual wild game dinner that serves as a way to bring people to church who normally would not attend as well as support the adult education program at West Georgia Technical College. The sold-out dinner featured keynote speakers Willie and Korie Robertson from A&E’s hit reality show “Duck Dynasty” and a performance by the Christian rock band Builders None.
“We are grateful to be a recipient of the proceeds from the Beast Feast,” said West Georgia Technical College President Dr. Skip Sullivan.
“Adult Education is one of the most important programs we offer and we are grateful for the support of the community.”
The proceeds that the West Georgia Technical College Foundation received will be used for GED scholarships. The funds will help offset the cost of the GED test that rose last year from $95 for the five-part test to the current price of $160.
“The benefits of the Beast Feast to the community are immense; every time someone gets a GED, it places them in a position to get better educated and enter the workforce and be a productive citizen,” said Mike Lee, West Georgia Technical College board of directors chair-elect and Beast Feast coordinator.
“A partnership such as this is unique and powerful. It shows the broadness of our community.”
Taking part in the presentation of funds from the Beast Feast were Sullivan, Lee and Kevin Rivers, spiritual formation pastor for adults at Midway.