The MDE School of East Cobb will have A Gatsby Affair on March 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta in the Cumberland area.

The second annual event, presented by Ed Voyles Automotive Group, is the largest fundraiser/benefit for the MDE School, a non-profit, private school in East Cobb that serves K-12 children with varying special needs.

The event will feature live 1920s music by Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, a wine pull and live auction with prizes ranging from $20 to $2,500. It will be hosted by Dean Crownover, Georgia’s No. 1 Benefit Auctioneer.

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the students of MDE and will help expand academic and specialized programming, as well as the renovation of the Alexis Jarrett Memorial Playground.

The Gatsby themed evening is $100 per person for tickets.

Some of the sponsors include Ed Voyles Automotive Group, Laugh and Learn Child Development Center, Brasfield & Gorrie, Croy Engineering, Spectrum Behavioral Associates, Publix Super Markets Charities, Honest-1 Auto Care and Donna Maslia. Sponsorships ranging from $250 to $5,000 are still available.

The MDE School, the only school of its kind in Cobb County, provides a learning environment where students with special needs have access to academics, music, drama, adaptive PE, enrichment programs and life skills training. MDE serves students with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, communication disorders and developmental delays. Since MDE School’s inception in 2008, enrollment has increased from three to 50 students from all over metro Atlanta.

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