Press Release

Duggars to Speak at HLGU's 73rd Annual Booster Banquet

Friday, August 8, 2014
by Rebecca Sneed

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For tickets, contact Carla Steinbeck, 573-629-3124, or via email at carla.steinbeck@hlg.edu

Hannibal-LaGrange University is excited to announce Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting as the keynote speakers for the 73rd annual Booster Banquet to be held on Friday, November 21.

God has opened many doors for them to share that children are a blessing from the Lord! To date they have been featured on five Discovery Health & TLC documentaries entitled, "14 Children and Pregnant Again!", "16 Children and Moving In!", "Raising 16 Children!," "On the Road with 16 Children!" and "Duggar's Big Family Album. They have recently completed work on their first book, The Duggars: 20 and Counting! The Duggars' desire is to make Christ known and for others to see that the Bible is the owner's manual for life.

As a family project the Duggars built a 7000 sq. ft. home debt free. Both Jim Bob and Michelle are licensed real estate agents. They often host and facilitate the Jim Sammon's Financial Freedom Seminar. Jim Bob served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003 and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2002.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar married July 21st, 1984. To date they have been blessed with 19 children, (10 boys and 9 girls) Joshua (& wife Anna), Jana & John-David (twins), Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah & Jeremiah (twins), Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace Makiya and Josie Brooklyn.

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, September 2 and prices are as follows:

$50 - General Admission Ticket - before November 2, 2014 - Includes banquet admission
$65 - General Admission Ticket - on and after November 2, 2014 - Includes banquet admission
$150 - Executive Admission Ticket - Includes reserved parking, admission to a special private reception with the Duggars on November 21 from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm, and a special reserved seat at the banquet. Attendees to the special private reception will be able to meet Jim Bob and Michelle and have a photo taken with them.
$1000 - Sponsor a Round Table - Includes 8 Executive Tickets for a special price.

Due to the limited number of executive admission tickets and round tables, purchasers must call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 573.629.3124 to purchase them by credit card only. Tickets may also be ordered online at hlg.edu/boosterbanquet.

For more information, please contact Lauren Youse, Director of Alumni Services and Development, at 573.629.3126, or via email at lauren.youse@hlg.edu.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations