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Suwanee speciality school to hold gala

LAWRENCEVILLE -- On Friday at 6:30 p.m. Suwanee's Sage School will hold its annual gala at 550 Trackside in Lawrenceville to raise money for the institution. Congressman Rob Woodwall and Rob Langston, author of "The Power of Dyslexic Thinking" will speak at the event.

"This is one of our major fundraiser for the school because (Sage) is run off of donations," said Angela Patton, who is the founder and head of the school. "It also helps us spread awareness about (dyslexia)."

According to its website, Sage School is "a unique Christian school, dedicated to meet the needs of the student with language based learning differences, including dyslexia, difficulty understanding and/or using spoken language, written language disorders and mathematical disabilities."

There will be a silent auction with a variety of items up for bids: jewelry, signed football memorabilia from UGA, signed guitars from the Zac Brown Band, spa and massage packages and weekends at vacation homes.

Longhorn Steakhouse is preparing the dinner with steaks, chicken, sides and dessert.

But the topping on the cake is that students from the school perform skits for the audience.

"It's fun in that it talks about Sage School, then the difference in other schools for the students," Patton said. "Our drama teacher has written the script and individually for each child."

Tickets are $75 to $300. To purchase, visit www.sageschool.net. 550 Trackside is located at 550 N. Clayton St. in Lawrenceville.