By Angelica Oommen
The 2014 Accelerate Banquet was a major success. This year’s sixth annual Accelerate Banquet was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on October 17.
The Accelerate Banquet is an annual event that raises funds for various projects at Smithtown Christian School. The majority of the funds go toward tuition assistance for student at SCS. This year over $98,000 and counting was raised.
This year’s guest speaker was Governor Mike Huckabee, who was Arkansas’ 44th governor from 1996 to 2007.
Mrs. Anna Fenimore said they chose him as a speaker because of “Christian values, likeability, common sense, and the importance of education to him.”
Not only was Mr. Huckabee there, but Rob Astorino, who is running for New York State governor, attended as well. Pastor Roger Erdvig, our superintendent, had the opportunity to do a Q & A with him.
Mrs. Fenimore stated that they are “still praying about who to choose for next year’s banquet.”