The school will host the second annual event on Saturday, April 29 beginning at 5 p.m.
Pierce, a 1978 graduate of CCCHS, has agreed to return for a second straight year.
“We are glad to have Chonda back. She was a big draw last year, and I think she was one of the reasons we sold so many tickets,” said longtime CCCHS teacher and coach Jimmy Harden, who is helping to organize the event.
Harden said many people in the community told him they’d like to hear Pierce again, and she welcomed the opportunity to return to the stage.
The inaugural dinner and auction attracted nearly 400 people and raised about $12,000, which exceeded the school’s expectations.
As it did last year, the funds raised will directly benefit CCCHS students.
The money will provide additional equipment and supplies to enhance the educational experience of all students.
“We were super appreciative of the community’s support last year, and everyone had a really good time. It was a good opportunity for the community to come together for something positive,” said CCCHS principal Steve Wenning.
Those who attend will enjoy a steak dinner with side items, dessert and a drink. The steaks will again be prepared by Bill Farmer.
Guests will be able to bid on items during the silent auction before and after the dinner.
Pierce will perform immediately following the dinner in the theatre. A live auction, conducted by David Mahaney, will be held after Pierce’s performance.
Businesses in Cheatham County as well as in the Middle Tennessee region are being contacted to donate items for both the silent and live auctions.
Harden added that everything, except the meat, was donated last year, and that is the case again this year, too.
Many businesses are stepping up to donate the side items, drinks and other various supplies.
Tickets are currently available and the cost is $30 for a single and $50 for a couple.
Tickets can be purchased from any CCCHS teacher or at the school’s front office.
“We encourage everyone to get their tickets early because they will sell fast. We sold out pretty quick last year,” Harden said.
For more information, call the school at 615-792-5664, e-mail Harden at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cheathamhighccs.net.