BBA offers Moroccan meal as fundraiser


MANCHESTER — Students and faculty at Burr and Burton Academy will host the seventh-annual Moroccan dinner at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24 in the BBA cafeteria.

Proceeds from the event will support the BBA exchange trip to France.

The event promises an evening of authentic fun and food that has proven to be a popular in years past and a way to put some warmth into a cold winter's night.

Appetizers will be served from 4:30 to 5 p.m. while guests enjoy a slideshow of past trips and get a henna temporary tattoo and browsing a display of authentic Moroccan objects and clothing.

Guests will be seated at 5 p.m. and enjoy an authentic chicken tagine with couscous, followed by desserts and mint tea.

All food will be prepared by chef Eric Emery of Manchester, former maitre d'hotel for the French President.

Proceeds will go to support student travel to France and to support the work of the Atlas Cultural Foundation in Morocco, a community service partner of BBA.

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During April break a group of students will head to France for 14 days as a part of BBA's French Exchange with Michelle Emery, French teacher and Melissa Michaud, school and college counselor, as chaperones.

The exchange is with the high school Lyc e St. Cricq in Pau, France, after which students will explore Paris before returning to Vermont.

Students from Lyc e St. Cricq will be visiting Manchester in the beginning of February.

Tickets are only available in advance and cost $30 for a complete three-course meal plus activities.

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If you have dietary concerns or wish to check on ticket availability, please contact Michelle Emery at .

This year's dinner is being held a bit earlier to allow diners to catch the BBA Performing Arts Theater and Dance New Works Project at 6:30 p.m., which is free to all and showcases original works by BBA students and faculty.


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