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Guests have dinner with Lourdes president

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    From left, Joan Bayer, hostess of the 'Dinner with the President' through a winning bid at Lourdes University's Luminations fund-raiser last year, David Livingston, president of Lourdes University, Bob Arquette, Joan Livingston, and Mary Arquette.

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    Back row, from left,, Alan Kimple, Barbara Steele, David Livingston, Joan Livingston, Paul Devers, and John Bates Seated are, from left: Paulette Geiger, Tom Geiger, Jr., Joan Bayer, Elise Devers, and Sara Bates.

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From left, Joan Bayer, hostess of the 'Dinner with the President' through a winning bid at Lourdes University's Luminations fund-raiser last year, David Livingston, president of Lourdes University, Bob Arquette, Joan Livingston, and Mary Arquette.

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Dinner with the President, hosted by Joan Bayer, was April 5 in her Ottawa Hills home. This is an item that is offered for auction every year at Luminations, an annual gala and celebration of the area arts hosted by Lourdes University. Bob and Mary Arquette and Joan and David Livingston, Lourdes University president, prepare dinner for 12 guests at the home of the winning bidder.

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Back row, from left,, Alan Kimple, Barbara Steele, David Livingston, Joan Livingston, Paul Devers, and John Bates Seated are, from left: Paulette Geiger, Tom Geiger, Jr., Joan Bayer, Elise Devers, and Sara Bates.

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Mrs. Bayer purchased the dinner last year. Guests included John and Sarah Bates, Paul and Elise Devers, Tom and Paulette Geiger, Jr., and Barbara Steele and Alan Kimple.

The menu included appetizers followed by an entree of individual beef Wellingtons and topped off by a Triple Chocolate Torte.

A special treat was an impromptu medley of songs sung by Paulette Geiger, a former operatic singer, who played the piano as she wooed the guests with her talent.

Luminations, slated for April 26 this year, will again offer a Dinner with the President package in the auction.

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