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Legacy School to host first spring gala, Debbie Phelps to host

The Legacy School, a nonprofit private school in Sykesville for students with language-based learning disabilities, will host its first annual spring gala from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

Called "A Night of Possibilities," the gala will include a full dinner, dancing, a video presentation and a talk by Debbie Phelps, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder advocate and educator.


Phelps will speak about helping her son, Olympic athlete Michael Phelps, rise above his ADHD diagnosis to become a champion swimmer.

Beer and wine will be available, along with a signature "Legacy cocktail."


Funds raised by the event will help the school expand "as it strives to offer more children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD a home base for learning."

The Legacy School, opened in 2011, educates students in first through eighth grades, providing a unique curriculum for each student.

The location is the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department's Legacy Hall, 6680 Sykesville Road (Md. 32).

Tickets, which are $75, are available on the Legacy School's website,, and Facebook page or by emailing Both flat donations and business sponsorships are being accepted.