Magnolia Ball celebrates timeless romance June 9

Friends of Bulloch, Inc. board members celebrate at the annual Magnolia Ball.

ROSWELL, Ga. — The 33rd annual Magnolia Ball will return June 9 at the Cherokee Town Club. This year, the theme is “Timeless Romance.”

The ball, hosted by Friends of Bulloch Inc. and presenting sponsor Malon D. Mimms, will celebrate the wedding of President Theodore Roosevelt’s parents Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt, which occurred at Bulloch Hall on Dec. 22, 1853.

One of Roswell’s first settlers, Maj. James Stephens Bulloch, built Bulloch Hall in 1839. President Theodore Roosevelt visited Bulloch Hall in 1905 and his niece, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, visited when her husband, Franklin, was in office.

Today, Bulloch Hall is owned and operated by the Historic and Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Roswell Recreation and Parks Department.

This year’s black tie event is also in memory of Bill W. Gray, the past president of Friends of Bulloch, who worked toward the historic preservation of Bulloch Hall.

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

Individual tickets, sponsorship information and more details are available at or at 770-992-1731.

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