Sunday, September 21, 2008

Party and Fundraiser to be held on October 11

Our major fall fundraiser will be on Oct. 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the famed Battersby-Hartridge House at 119 East Charlton St. Built by William Battersby, a business partner of Andrew Low who lived just across the street on the southwest trust lot on Lafayette Square, the home later passed into the Hartridge family, and then into other hands. The home was fittingly purchased in the late 20th century by Walter and Connie Hartridge, who will be our hosts for the evening.

It's $100/person. I know that's a lot of money, esp. in uncertain times like these, but it should be a great event, and a successful fundraiser is absolutely critical to our ongoing programs.

A few highlights:

  • Catering by Robbie Wood and Green Tomato Concepts. Robbie was for years the Executive Chef of Georges' of Tybee and his inventive foray into organic and local fare has drawn rave reviews.
  • Open bar, including some choice wine from Le Chai.
  • Jazz by piano phenom Brendan Polk and his trio.
  • An open house at the O'Connor Home, which is in the next block.
  • An amazing silent auction -- more on that in my next post.

Invitations should be received over the next day or two. If you don't receive one but are interested in coming, PLEASE just shoot me a quick email and I will answer any questions you have and make sure we have your contact info up to date.

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