In the darkest hour of the middle ages, when famine and plague and war had brought many people groups and budding nations to their lowest point, a Latin phrase, born out of Christian hope, emerged. Post Tenebras Lux: After darkness, Light. This phrase would be the heart’s rallying cry towards the deeper truth that God is always working to bring about the restoration of His created world. Always. The Habersham School is built around this mission, and illumination is our annual event where we gather with new and old friends to celebrate this deeper truth.
Together with exceptional food and drink as well as fantastic raffle items, illumination gives the Habersham community and its friends an opportunity to relax outside in the midst of an early autumn evening and be a part of promoting the work being done through the school towards the mission of restoration. We hope you will join us this year as we celebrate our 10th anniversary at illumination 2022!
All contributions to illumination support the The Habersham School Annual Fund – the Habersham Fund, providing funding to mission enhancements that directly impact our students.
Table Sponsors & Tickets
Select from a variety of participation levels including individual tickets, table sponsors, and teacher ticket sponsors.
Yes! In fact, this is highly encouraged! illumination is a great way to introduce new families to the Habersham community. Whether it be prospective families, prospective donors, or folks just curious to know more about Habersham, illumination is the perfect introduction.
This year, we are introducing a new theme – SHINE! The inspiration behind this theme comes from John 1:5 – The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. Ladies, consider breaking out the sparkles and SHINE! The evening’s dress code is “snappy casual.” We expect gorgeous weather with a chill in the air, so a light sweater or jacket might be needed. Yes, jeans are considered snappy!
Ships of the Sea has a small parking lot that will hold around 40-50 cars. If you are able to walk, please reserve this lot for our grandparents and others who may need a shorter walk to the venue! Ample on-street parking is available.
We thought you’d ask. We’re thrilled to announce that Chef Kirk Blaine will be catering our meal. Dinner will be buffet style, seated under the large covered pavilion.
New York Strip Steak Crostini – Flame Grilled New York Strip Cooked to a Perfect Medium. On Buttered Sourdough With Herbed Boursin Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta – Tart Sun-Dried Tomato Strips with Garden Basil, Pecorino and Truffle Oil On Crisp Crostini with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
Baked Raspberries and Brie in Phyllo – Sweet Summer Raspberries with Tangy Brie inside Crisp Phyllo Oven Baked til Golden, Drizzled with Honey and Nuts
Seafood Paella – Long Grain Saffron infused Rice filled with a Delicious Seafood to include: Shrimp, Mussels, Andouille, and Crawfish and Fresh Spring vegetables Baked together
Bourbon Street Chicken – Flame Grilled Chicken Thighs Chopped and Doused with Garlic Teriyaki Bourbon Sauce
Mac and Cheese – Tender Cavatappi Noodles Simmered with Creamy Cheeses, served with a variety of toppings to include: Scallions, Bacon, Cheeses, and a variety of Hot sauce
Baby French Green Beans – Sweet Baby French Beans Quickly Blanched Tossed with Cream Butter and Chopped Garlic
Smoked Beef Brisket – Certified Angus Beef Brisket Smoked with White Oak Low and Slow for 16 Hours Chopped and Doused with Cattleman’s Texas Smokey BBQ Sauce
Cool Southern Cole Slaw – Crisp Chopped Cabbage with Carrots and Dressing
The first hour or so is the social hour. There are a handful of cafe tables available for those who would like to sit but the majority of this time will be standing. From there, the party will shift to the covered pavilion where guests will be seated at their table for the remainder of the night.
Both! This year, we will have an assortment of raffle AND silent auction items.
Click here to purchase raffle tickets and start your bidding! Winners will be announced at illumination.
This year, we have switched to a cash bar. Rest easy, the bar will accept cash and card for you paperless folks!
Yes! Our system is entirely digital so charge those phones and come ready!
Good news! If it rains, the entire event will be moved to under the pavilion, large enough to hold the entire party and then some!
The event will officially end at 10 PM but of course you will be able to leave whenever you like. If you don’t take any extra pit stops on your way home, you should be back around 10:30 or so!
Raffle Item Donations & Wish List
illumination simply could not happen without the generosity of folks like YOU! Our raffle is entirely comprised of donated goods and services. Please consider making a donation toward our raffle! This year, we will focus on 10 larger ticket items. Please note that while we would love to accept any and all donations, we will be limited in what we can accept in an effort to ensure items donated fit within the overall raffle plan. Email Chaston Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about what the illumination team is searching for!
Big Ticket Wish List Items:
Ghost Pirate Tickets
Savannah Bananas Tickets
Vacation Homes – Beach, Mountain, Lake, etc.
Hotel Reward Points
Chick-fil-A Party Package
Small Ticket Wish List Items:
Smaller items can work great when and help to round out a package! For example, a gift card to Collins Quarter could be coupled with Ghost Pirate tickets to help round out a date night package!
10 Year Photo Collection Drive
Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary by sharing your photos from throughout the years (especially those early years)!
Requires Google account login. Allows for bulk upload of up to 50 photos.