Shepherd Center’s 2005 Legendary PartyThe Epicurean, A Culinary ExperienceATLANTA (August 4, 2005)—The Legendary Party will take place on November 5, 2005 at the new InterContinental, Buckhead. The Legendary Party is Shepherd Center’s black-tie event and the Center’s largest and most successful fundraising event. Over the past 16 years, the Legendary Party has raised more than $5.7 million to benefit the patients and families of Shepherd Center. The proceeds from the 2005 Legendary Party will help support Shepherd Center’s Patient and Family Housing and Transportation Fund, which allows families of patients to live in nearby apartments owned by Shepherd Center while their loved one is undergoing treatment at the Center. The evening’s festivities will include cocktails, gourmet dining, live and silent auction, dancing to Moonstruck and The Joe Gransden Quartet, at midnight, Varsity Jr. will provide chili dogs and fried pies.World famous chef and restaurateur, Emeril Lagasse will be our Guest of Honor at this year’s event. He is the chef/proprietor of nine restaurants including Emeril’s Atlanta at One Alliance Center in Buckhead. Chef Emeril Lagasse is a national TV personality. He joined the Food Network in 1993 and celebrated his 1500th show with the network in 2005. He is the host of both “The Essence of Emeril” and “Emeril Live” which reach more than 85 million homes daily. In June 2005, Lagasse joined Shop at Home, a sister network to the Food Network under the Scripps Networks umbrella. His show “From Emeril’s Kitchen” airs each Saturday. In addition, Lagasse is the food correspondent for “Good Morning America” and appears on Friday mornings. He is also a best-selling author. His eleventh book, Emeril’s Delmonico will debut in October 2005. In September 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support and encourage programs creating developmental and educational opportunities for children.Join the excitement of our live and silent auction, which features a trip for two to New York for a taping of one of Emeril Lagasse’s TV shows. The package includes a private plane by Netjets and luxury accommodations at InterContinental Hotel. Other auction items include a one-week cooking course at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, including deluxe accommodations and private air transportation by Netjets, a trip for two around the world with destinations such as Paris, Rome, Bombay, Hawaii and Buenos Aires, a $3000 Gift Certificate to Ageless Remedies, a long Sable fur, a trip to the Greenbrier and lunch for eight at any Buckhead Life Restaurant hosted by nutritionist Carolyn O’Neil.In September, the Sponsors and Patrons will be honored and treated to an exclusive appreciation party, The Patron Party, at the magnificent Northside home of Susan and Tony White. This VIP party serves to recognize and thank our most generous supporters. Sumptuous food by executive chef’s of Café Intermezzo, East Andrews Café, Emeril’s Atlanta, JOËL, Rathbun’s, Restaurant Eugene, Roy’s and Two Urban Licks, will demonstrate cooking stations and provide their signature dishes for the guests. New York’s Greg Denard’s GDO Soul will provide entertainment for the guests.WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2005Cocktails are served at 7:00 pm, dinner and program at 8:00 pm and dancing until 2:00 amWHAT: The Legendary Party is Shepherd Center’s largest fundraising event and is Atlanta’s highest attended gala.WHO: Buckhead Residents, Atlanta Executives and Corporate SponsorsWHERE: The InterContinental, Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree Road, NECONTACT: For more information, contact Winston Wiant, Shepherd Center Annual Events Manager, 404-350-7778, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.shepherd.org.Event Chairman-Courtney SherrerBall Chairman and Buckhead businesswoman, Courtney Sherrer, has tapped into her expertise in the restaurant industry by designing the ball to celebrate Atlanta’s reputation as a center for fine dining and creative cuisine. The Epicurean will be held on Saturday, November 5 at Atlanta’s new and exciting five-star resort hotel, The InterContinental, Buckhead. A collaborative effort of the brightest chefs in Atlanta will create a one-of-a kind dining experience that will be talked about for years to come. Karen Sturm is this year’s chair-elect and Emory Schwall is Honorary Chairman of this year’s Legendary Party. Emory has been one of the leading advocates of the Center since it started and continues to introduce friends to the Center that have later become donors and friends of Shepherd Center. Emory has been a Board member since 1987.