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Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers and Culinary Students welcome John Conlee

TCCC President Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers poses with students from TCCC’s Culinary Arts program and country singer John Conlee at the meet and greet before the concert last Friday night.

The Tri-County Community College (TCCC) Foundation in partnership with WKRK welcomed members of the community into TCCC’s Enloe Multi-Purpose Room to enjoy The John Conlee Show on Feb. 19 at the Main Campus in Peachtree.

“Having John Conlee on campus was a great moment for Tri-County Community College,” said Dotie Stafford-Ortega, chair of the events committee at TCCC.

A Meet and Greet event preceded the concert, which included a menu of hors d’oeuvres created by TCCC culinary arts students. The Meet and Greet also incorporated a silent auction featuring items donated by local businesses and artists.

Snap-on Power Tools donated an 18-volt lithium cordless impact drill, which was won by Larry Kernea. Sherry Robertson won a decorative metal indoor/outdoor welcome sign by Charles “Red” Carey, as well as a decorative structural lidded vessel donated by Ray Kaylor. Mike Lalone donated a stoneware vase, which was won by Phylis Blackmon. Calaboose Cellars and Andrews Brewing Company both donated wine tasting for two and two growlers respectively, which were won by Julie West.

Proceeds from the silent auction benefitted the TCCC Foundation’s Student Enrichment Fund, which provides necessary resources for student success.

“These are the kinds of events that we would like to host more often in the future,” said Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of TCCC. “Not only is it a great way to raise funds for the College Foundation’s Student Enrichment fund, it gives us an opportunity to introduce members of the community to the College campus.”

Community members cheered and clapped as Conlee performed hits such as “Rose Colored Glasses,” “Backside of Thirty,” and “Old School.” Following the concert, Conlee remained to sign CDs, photos, and to take pictures with the event attendees.

“It appeared that the audience had a wonderful time and Mr. Conlee did a great job entertaining the crowd,” Stafford-Ortega said.