2009-02-05 / News

JEF honors 'Toast of the Town'

The Jamestown Education Foundation will honor J. Christopher Powell as this year's "Toast of the Town."

Best known as the sprightly, zany Commodore of the Fools Regatta, Powell is known for his many contributions to the Jamestown community. As a marine biologist and advocate for conservation, he has demonstrated unmatched stewardship for the environment. The Jamestown Education Foundation invites islanders to the Portuguese American Citizens Club on Saturday, March 7, at 6:30 pm to thank Chris for his commitment and dedication to the people of Jamestown. The evening begins with a cash bar, followed by dinner, music and a host of entertainment. There will be a complimentary champagne toast in honor of Chris. Come listen to favorite bird calls and toast the night away.

Tickets are $50 to $75 per person, with all proceeds funding more programming for the youth of Jamestown. Seating at the PAC Club is limited, so get your tickets early. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Lisa Carlisle at 423-3353.

JEF is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation dedicated to providing educational and cultural enrichment for students in Jamestown. JEF works in partnership with Jamestown public schools and community organizations to support innovative programs that inspire young minds encourage academic excellence and promote healthy lifestyle choices.

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