Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Peachtree Hills Place to Sponsor 2008 Garden of Eden Ball

When the Atlanta Botanical Garden holds its 27th annual Ball on Sept. 27, 2008, a number of Atlantans will lend their support in two ways: first, as members of the Garden and second as new members of Presenting Sponsor Peachtree Hills Place, an upscale residential community in Buckhead for people ages 55 and older seeking a secure, independent lifestyle. This is the first time Peachtree Hills Place has sponsored the Garden of Eden Ball, and Julie Mitchell, director of community relations for the development, says it’s a natural fit.

“Peachtree Hills Place appeals to active, mature Atlantans, many of whom have contributed years of volunteer time and financial support to some of the city’s premier institutions, including the Atlanta Botanical Garden,” said Mitchell. “When we realized how many of our members are also involved with the Garden, we knew that sponsoring this year’s Ball would be something our members would be excited about, while benefiting both organizations,” she said.

The theme for this year’s Ball is Bell’acqua, a salute to that increasingly precious resource, “beautiful water”. The theme is a nod to the new, environmentally sustainable facilities scheduled to open at the Garden next year.

The black-tie gala is being chaired by Terance and Jennifer Fowler, and will be held from 7 p.m. – midnight on the Garden’s Great Lawn. As a special tribute, the evening will honor Mrs. J. B. (Dottie) Fuqua, who, along with her late husband, J.B. Fuqua, has been one of the Garden’s most dedicated and generous supporters. Jennifer Fowler is their granddaughter.

With d├ęcor and flowers by Atlanta event designers Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes of Parties To Die For, the Ball will begin in the Parterre Garden with cocktails and entertainment, and progress to the Great Lawn, where the lavishly decorated tent will emphasize a color scheme of blues, greens and aquas. Guests will be treated to a seated dinner catered by A Legendary Event before dancing to the sounds of the 17-piece orchestra Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters.

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