(Magnolia Ball Committee)

SPONSORS & GUESTS ENJOY MAGNOLIA BALL FILLED WITH AMAZING HIGHLIGHTS!

On Saturday, May 21st, Friends of Bulloch, Inc. celebrated the 37th Magnolia Ball at the Atlanta Country Club with its generous sponsors and over 200 guests. It was a magical evening with beautiful gowns and handsome tuxedos enjoying the Magnolia Ball Opening Reception with outstanding auction items, unique gifts from Mittie’s Gift & Museum Shoppe, and photo shoots with the Magnolia Ball Committee, the Roswell Rotary Club, and the Roswell Woman’s Club. After the reception the program began. The ballroom was beautiful with exquisite floral arrangements on a column pedestal which was in keeping with the Greek Revival architectural theme representing the four 21’ Tuscan columns of Bulloch Hall. Mayor Kurt Wilson and First Lady Stacey Wilson were recognized as Honorary Chairs and the Mayor held the flag as veterans were honored and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Bob Hagan, President of Friends of Bulloch, Inc., presided over the event and recognized and thanked the Presenting Sponsor Malon Mimms and all the other sponsors, the Magnolia Ball Co-Chairs Pam Billingsley & Jacque Digieso, the elected officials Mary Robichaux, Liz Hausmann, Christine Hall, William Morthland, and Lee Hills and a very sincere appreciation to the Mayor & his wife for serving as Honorary Chairs. In addition, Bob recognized the Magnolia Ball Committee that works hard throughout the year to plan the Ball and some members have served on the Committee for over 30 years.

Pam Billingsley shared the tradition of the 8 Tartan Banners on display throughout the Country Club which represented the founding families of Roswell and included the Bulloch family since they all shared Scottish heritage. These banners were on loan from the Roswell Presbyterian Church where they are officially kept. After dinner the dance floor was alive to the music of the Fly Betty Band. The Magnolia Ball is a highly coveted event in Roswell and raised over $50,000 to help continue Friends of Bulloch, Inc.’s mission to repair and preserve Bulloch Hall, childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of the 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and complete the Blacksmith Shop and the beautiful pergola entrance to Orchard Hill.

 

Become a sponsor for the Magnolia Ball

“All Sponsorships of $1,100 or more will be recognized at the Ball and receive exceptional visibility throughout the year. First, at that level you are a member of the prestigious Bulloch Hall Society 1839, the highest level of Friends of Bulloch Membership which highlights your name/business in every Friends of Bulloch e-Newsletter. Second, the Friends of Bulloch website will acknowledge the levels of Sponsorship until the next Magnolia Ball. Third, all Friends of Bulloch Members receive a 10% discount at Mittie’s Gift & Museum Shoppe. Fourth, you will be our guest at the Lighting of the Tree and Christmas celebration at Bulloch Hall.” Please consider a Sponsorship shown on the Sponsorship Form below which you can complete and mail with your check to Friends of Bulloch, Inc., Attention: Bob Hagan, 995 Canton Street, Suite 100, Roswell, GA 30075, or you can register online.

Presenting Sponsor, President Theodore Roosevelt – $10,000

  • Twelve reservations for Magnolia Ball
  • Dinner for 10 in historic Bulloch Hall
  • Recognition at Ball, Bulloch Hall Society 1839 Membership, acknowledged in all e-Newsletters & Website for 1 year
  • Friends of Bulloch Membership (10% discount at Mittie’s Gift & Museum Shoppe and Guest at Lighting of Tree)

Platinum, Mittie Bulloch – $5,000

  • Ten reservations for Magnolia Ball
  • Recognition at Ball, Bulloch Hall Society 1839 Membership, acknowledged in all e-Newsletters & Website for 1 year
  • Friends of Bulloch Membership (10% discount at Mittie’s Gift & Museum Shoppe and Guest at Lighting of Tree)

Gold, Major Bulloch – $2,500

  • Eight reservations for Magnolia Ball
  • Recognition at Ball, Bulloch Hall Society 1839 Membership, acknowledged in all e-Newsletters & Website for 1 year
  • Friends of Bulloch Membership (10% discount at Mittie’s Gift & Museum Shoppe and Guest at Lighting of Tree)

Silver, Martha Stewart Bulloch – $1,650

  • Six reservations for Magnolia Ball
  • Recognition at Ball, Bulloch Hall Society 1839 Membership, acknowledged in all e-Newsletters & Website for 1 year
  • Friends of Bulloch Membership (10% discount at Mittie’s Gift & Museum Shoppe and Guest at Lighting of Tree)

Bronze, Archibald Bulloch – $1,100

  • Four reservations for Magnolia Ball
  • Recognition at Ball, Bulloch Hall Society 1839 Membership, acknowledged in all e-Newsletters & Website for 1 year
  • Friends of Bulloch Membership (10% discount at Mittie’s Gift & Museum Shoppe and Guest at Lighting of Tree)

Patrons, The Colonists – $550

  • Two reservations for Magnolia Ball
  • Friends of Bulloch Membership (10% discount at Mittie’s Gift & Museum Shoppe and Guest at Lighting of Tree)

For information about reservations, please contact Pam Billingsley (770) 317-7806