ROSWELL, Ga. – It was a night of dinner, dancing and donations at the annual Magnolia Ball in Roswell.
The town’s finest turned out June 7 at the Country Club of Roswell to the annual fundraiser for Bulloch Hall, birthplace and home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of President Teddy Roosevelt. The funds raised will go toward the restoration and creation of “Orchard Hill,” a portion of the home with orchards and a pond that has long since overgrown. An amphitheater and outdoor educational programs will be created. Previous balls have paid for the restoration of the service yard and carriage house on the historic site.
This year’s event was also dedicated to Peter Abreu, a longtime supporter of Bulloch Hall and its endeavors, who passed away late last year.
The restoration of Orchard Hill was begun by members of the North Fulton Master Gardeners.
“Without all of you, we would never have thought it possible to plan Orchard Hill,” said Ruby Purdie, event co-chair.
Fundraising Committee Chairman Bob Hagen said this year’s ball was the largest the home had ever held.
For more on Bulloch Hall, visit them online at www.bullochhall.org.