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‘A Tribute to Imagination’ raises funds for Christian Academy

Daily Staff Report

Stand-up comic Robert G. Lee took to the microphone to lead the Park Hyatt ballroom crowd Eagle Valley Christian Academy’s annual fund-raiser, July 2. Using rapid-fire ad-libs and humorous anecdotes, he entertained while persuading the audience to “dig deep to give to this great cause.” The result: over $80,000 raised, making this the most successful event to date for the Edwards school.Following the gala and auction, the audience adjourned to the Vilar Center where they listened to the music of award-winning Christian artist Fernando Ortega. At the heart of Ortega’s appeal is a rare combination in contemporary Christian music – he is a storyteller, worship leader, artist and vocalist. Throughout the evening, Ortega shared the stories behind many of his songs.Eagle Valley Christian Academy, which has pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade classes, aims to work in partnership with the home and church to provides students with a religion-based education that has a focus on community service. For information about the Eagle Valley Christian Academy call 845-0783.