Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


New School Sponsors New Music Festival

Published April 13, 2006

Notre Dame Academy will present the Family FunFest, a debut Christian music festival, on Sunday, May 7, from 12:30-8 p.m. at the City of Duluth Festival Center.

The festival, which will feature headlining band Superchic[k], nationally known contemporary Christian artists whose songs have been featured in more than 20 Disney movies, will also include family entertainment, such as moonwalks and inflatable slides, face painting, a science-themed interactive “Mad Science” show, art exhibits, carnival food and exhibits by local sponsors. There will also be a silent auction, live radio remotes and a barbeque catered by LowCountry Barbecue.

Along with Superchic[k], live performers include Paul Tate, Deep Blue “C,” Silver Rain, and national recording artist eLi. Performances will go on throughout the day, from 1 p.m. until the close of the event.

All are invited to attend the free event, and a percentage of proceeds from the silent auction and donations during the Superchic[k] show will benefit Hands of Christ Duluth Cooperative Ministry.

In addition to Notre Dame Academy, sponsors of the event include Southern Catholic College, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bank of North Georgia, Big League Party Rental, Hogan Construction, Quantum National Bank, Abrakadoodle, LowCountry Barbecue, Curiously Wrought, Maximum Dirt Motorsports, Red Barron Antiques and The Dinner A’fare.

Deborah Orr, Notre Dame Academy principal, said that the school community is eagerly anticipating the event.

“We are thrilled to become acquainted with and serve the community that welcomed us so graciously in August 2005 when we first opened our doors,” she said. “We hope that our Family FunFest will be a truly memorable day of family fun and entertainment and serves as a small ‘thank you’ to the parents who have supported our vision and to the Gwinnett County community.”

Orr added that families from throughout Gwinnett and surrounding communities interested in learning more about the school—which serves students ages 3 through eighth grade—are invited to attend this debut event and speak with representatives of Notre Dame Academy who will be on hand throughout the day.

In addition to many auction items, including a Gibson guitar autographed by University of Georgia celebrities, an English stained glass cottage window, tapestries and afghans, and guitars signed by Superchic[k], eLi, and more, there will be an opportunity to win a full-year’s tuition at Notre Dame Academy, valued at $7,500.

The Festival Center is located at 3578 West Lawrenceville Street in Duluth.

Hands of Christ Duluth Cooperative Ministry is an ecumenical, Christian, nonprofit, non-political organization providing aid for people in the community with urgent physical, economic, social and spiritual needs. The organization’s goal is to provide aid in a way that will encourage self-sufficiency for its clients. For more information about this ministry, visit

Notre Dame Academy is a private, independent Catholic school in Gwinnett County, founded in August 2005 and serving students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.


For more information about the event, visit or call (678) 387-9385.