Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holidays around the World December 1

Supports Susan Gray School, for children with typical and also impaired development, economically and culturally diverse student body

International food, live international music and entertainment, special children’s activities and a silent auction

Argentina one of featured countries

Vanderbilt University's Susan Gray School will host its Holidays Around the World celebration on December 1, according to this press release:
The public is invited to join over 200 children and their families at the Susan Gray School’s annual Holidays Around the World celebration Dec. 1.

The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Junior League Conference Center, 2202 Crestmoor Road. Tickets are $75 for families and $30 for singles.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate the school’s diversity while learning about different cultures and their holidays. We encourage the Nashville community to come and share in the fun,” Ruth Wolery, Susan Gray School director, said.

The event will feature international food, live international music and entertainment, special children’s activities and a silent auction. Countries featured this year are Italy, Cambodia, Australia, China, the United States, Ghana, Haiti, Argentina and Japan. Vanderbilt head basketball coach Kevin Stallings is 2007 honorary event chair and star basketball player Shan Foster is the honorary student.

The Susan Gray School, located at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue, offers an early education program for children from birth to 5 years. The school serves typically developing children and children with various disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, failure to thrive, pre-maturity, Down syndrome and speech language delays. The school also serves an economically and culturally diverse population from around the world. It is affiliated with Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets in advance, contact the Susan Gray School at 322-8200 or e-mail

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