WHEN AND WHERE?
November 4, 2017 at 6pm
Guyan Country Club
5450 U.s. Route 60 East
Huntington, WV 25705
WHAT CAN GUESTS EXPECT?
Join us as we go back in time to the “roaring” 1920’s at the L Speakeasy Gala to celebrate 10 years of The Luke Lee Listening, Language and Learning Lab at Marshall University teaching deaf and hard of hearing children to learn, to listen, and “speak easy.”
The event features a delectable array of 1920’s inspired fare, Prohibition-era ‘hooch’, live jivin’ jazz with a dance floor to tap your toes, and an evening you won’t soon forget.
After purchasing your ticket, you’ll be given a password and specific instructions on how to enter the joint so we don’t get raided by the fuzz. The start of the event will be held under the guise of a Community Meeting for the L, so we appreciate your discretion.
IS IT REALLY A SECRET EVENT?
No, it’s all just fun and games, but we thought it would be fun to bring a new themed event to the area for our guests and supporters to enjoy.
WHY A SPEAKEASY?
In addition to being an excuse to get all dolled up and dapper, it’s a fun play on words. While you’re enjoying a 1920’s ‘Speakeasy’ atmosphere, we’re celebrating 11 years of giving the gift of language and our mission to help children ‘speak easy’.
WHAT IS A SPEAKEASY?
Speakeasies were developed in the 1920’s during the prohibition era. To hide from the police, speakeasies were underground clubs where guests had to be “members” to attend, needed a password to enter and were asked to “speak easy” as to not garner attraction from unwanted visitors. They’ve long since vanished, but if you’re lucky enough, you’ll find some in large cities that still follow the speakeasy code.