Magnolia Ball co-chairs

From left, Magnolia Ball's co-chairs Nancy Alterman and Karen Schwank prepare for the annual event. 

The Friends of Bulloch, Inc. and Malon D. Mimms will host the 34th annual Magnolia Ball, themed “Bulloch Hall — A National Treasure," on June 22, at a the Cherokee Town Club in Buckhead.

The black-tie event begins at 6 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7:30. The Magnolia Ball will celebrate the national landmark home of President Theodore Roosevelt’s parents, Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt (Thee).

Proceeds from the Ball will provide scholarship support for the many historical, environmental, and educational programs offered at Bulloch Hall.

"The theme is National Treasure because of Bulloch Hall’s rich heritage and that the home is on the National Register of Historic Places," site-coordinator Pam Billingsley said. "Bulloch Hall is the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother. President Roosevelt visited Bulloch Hall in 1905 and shared fond memories told by his mother Mittie."

Co-Chairs, Nancy Alterman and Karen Schwank, along with the Magnolia Ball Committee, promise an evening of cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing to music by the Fly Betty Band.

Roswell's FlameTree Glass, Inc. has created several one-of-a kind hand-blown, glass magnolias that will be sold in the silent auction. Each one is it’s own unique design.

Omega Diamond Jewelers has has also donated a diamond necklace that will be available to win in the silent auction that evening.

"The Magnolia Ball is the major fundraiser for Bulloch Hall," Schwank said. "In addition to the preservation projects for the home and grounds, proceeds assist in providing many historical, environmental, and educational programs offered throughout the year at Bulloch Hall."

Magnolia Ball tickets are available for $150 per person and can be reserved at or by calling 770 992-1731 ext. 2. Magnolia Ball guests can also receive a discounted rate at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead. The rooms are listed as the Magnolia Ball Hotel Block and can be reserved by calling 404-946-9000 or visiting the website above. 


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