Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Georgia Trust Sets 25th Annual Preservation Bash for Friday, April 17, at Mason Murer Fine Art

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its 25th annual Preservation Bash, The Art of Preservation, at Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta on Friday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.

This year's 2009 Preservation Bash promises to be more casual, more affordable, and more fun! Guests will begin their evening with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres provided by presenting caterer Jerry Dilts and Associates, while listening to jazz and swing music provided by the versatile band Kingsized. As the music gets livelier, six of Atlanta's most prominent caterers will unveil a sampling of signature entrees, followed by dancing and dessert. Enclosed lounge areas will provide conversational niches for those taking a break from the festivities; another will feature auction items, including quality art offered by local Atlantan and Georgian artists.

Tickets are $125 per person for members; $150 for non-members (includes membership to the Trust); and $100 for guests under 35. Tickets can be purchased by calling 404-885-7812. All proceeds benefit The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

This year's event chairs are May B. and Howell Hollis III. Honorary chairs are the Spalding family, who the Trust is honoring for carrying the tradition of appreciating Georgia's historic resources. The late Phinizy Spalding, longtime UGA professor of history, was a leader in historic preservation statewide and especially in Athens, Georgia. His nephews Charles, John and Bolling Spalding all served on the board of the Trust. They will attend the Preservation Bash along with Margie Spalding, Phinizy's wife; Melissa Spalding, Bolling's wife; Beth Spalding Nix and Lewis Nix; and Elizabeth Spalding Morgan and Jeff Morgan.

The Trust's first Preservation Ball was held in 1983. Since then it has been staged at several different venues, including the Georgia State Capitol, the Georgian Terrace Hotel and the Biltmore Ballrooms.

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