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Archive for February 2012


“A Jazzy Event Being Planned for the 2012 FAB Affair”


The executive committee for the 2012 FAB Affair is busy planning the biggest fundraiser of the year for Mariemont City Schools.  This will be the third annual FAB Affair with proceeds going to support the Mariemont School Foundation, Arts Association and Athletic Boosters.  With a theme of “A Night at the Speakeasy” the event will feature jazz music from the 1920s, a buffet dinner worthy of the Fitzgeralds, and a live auction.  It is being held at the sleek Porsche of the Village showroom on Plainville Road in Madison Place on Saturday, April 14.

The planners have taken the event “green” this year by exchanging costly paper invitations for electronic invitations that will be delivered to the email inboxes of school parents and supporters in early March.  Once the electronic invitation is opened, it is a simple “click” to get connected to the Mariemont School Foundation website to make reservations, purchase event tickets, raffle tickets and/or make a donation.   Going green allowed the invitation designer, Tom Gilmore of Gilmore Branding, to use more color and a unique “3D” collage graphic for the invitation.

The Mariemont School Foundation, Arts Association and Athletic Boosters are parent-run volunteer organizations that support the academic, artistic and athletic pursuits of students at all four schools in the Mariemont City Schools system, including Mariemont and Terrace Park Elementary Schools, Mariemont Junior High School and Mariemont High School.  For more information on the FAB Affair visit or contact Karen Herkamp at


FAB 2012 Planning Committee

FAB Affair Planning Committee includes (from back) Cindy Saylor, Julie Weston, Mike McCracken, Karen Herkamp, Joan Erhardt and Jelina Huber