Thursday, March 11, 2010

Georgia Trust's 26th Annual Preservation Gala to be Held Friday, March 19 at Atlanta's Goodrum House

/PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its 26th annual Preservation Gala, A Fine Feathered Fete, at the Goodrum House (also known as "the Peacock House") in Atlanta on Friday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The annual gala will feature cocktails, live entertainment from the band Kingsized, dancing and culinary edibles prepared by nine of Atlanta's favorite restaurants and caterers.

This year's chairs are Tamara and Ken Bazzle. The event will honor Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale, long-standing supporters of The Georgia Trust and preservation statewide.

While at the Gala guests will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the Goodrum House and its extensive grounds, where peacocks once roamed. An outstanding example of the elegant English Regency style, the house was designed by notable Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze in 1929 for May Patterson Goodrum. The house is also renowned for its interior murals by Athos Menaboni and Allyn Cox. The building was recently purchased and is being restored by the Watson-Brown Foundation.

Sponsors for this year's Preservation Gala include Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP; LexisNexis; SunTrust Bank; AAA Parking; Soiree Catering & Events; Jezebel Magazine; BNY Mellon; Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture; Wells Fargo Insurance Services; H.J. Russell & Company; Jackson Spalding; Ron Jones Photography; Parties to Die For; Vulcan Materials Company; Southern Seasons Magazine; Gunnin Graphics; Avante Catering; Carole Parks Catering; Jerry Dilts & Associates Caterers; Masterpiece Catering; Dennis Dean Catering; Sun in my Belly; The Atlanta Cupcake Factory; and Murphy's.

Tickets are $125 for members; $150 for non-members (includes membership to the Trust); and $100 for guests under 40. To purchase tickets, call 404-885-7812 or visit www.georgiatrust.org. All proceeds benefit The Georgia Trust.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country's largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations. Committed to preserving and enhancing Georgia's communities, The Georgia Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund; provides design assistance to 102 Georgia Main Street cities and encourages neighborhood revitalization; trains teachers in 63 Georgia school systems to engage students to discover state and national history through their local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts.

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