Valdosta Daily Times

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February 13, 2014

Presidential Visit

DASHER — How do you follow having one of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks, a one-time presidential candidate and television personality, and a former American First Lady as your event’s speakers?

Georgia Christian School’s answer is apparently that you book a former President of the United States.

On its website Wednesday morning, Georgia Christian announced that this year’s speaker for the school’s annual benefit dinner will be 43rd President George W. Bush.

Past the website announcement, the school cannot share many more details at this time on the presidential visit. Other than knowing his appearance is scheduled for some time this year, there are no details released yet on the dinner’s date.

The Times has learned that this dinner will be by invitation only. Emailed invitations have been, or will be, reportedly distributed to individuals, groups and sponsors that have supported Georgia Christian during past benefit dinners. Past Georgia Christian supporters may also contact the school about the possibility of invitations.

The school is also reportedly seeking business and corporate sponsors.

Interested parties may also wish to visit the school’s website www.georgiachristian.org for more information and other announcements.

Rumors of a big announcement regarding the school’s speaker led to so much Internet traffic Wednesday morning that the GCS website crashed.

Booking President Bush is the latest in a series of successes for Georgia Christian School. Past speakers include former Arkansas governor, GOP presidential candidate and FOX News host Mike Huckabee; NFL great, sports commentator and actor Terry Bradshaw; and Bush’s wife, former First Lady Laura Bush.

Georgia Christian traces its origins to 1914 and several decades as Dasher Bible School before changing its name but not its commitment to providing Christian-based education in the region.

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