Published on October 28th, 2015 |0
Garden Hills Gala adds free bus transportation, ‘visioning’ presentation
Hosted by the Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation, the now annual Gala is the primary fundraiser for the charitable entity which supports improvement projects within Buckhead’s historic Garden Hills community.
The 5th Garden Hills Gala Nov. 7 will be held at 7p.m. in the Atlanta International School auditorium and is expected to attract 300 participants. Gala organizers hope to raise over $50,000 from the event which is sponsored by more than 20 local businesses.
Tickets are $50 for individuals ($90 for couples) and all donations are 100 percent tax deductible, going directly to improving the Garden Hills community. (The Foundation is a 501[c] entity.)
To purchase tickets online, click here.
“The Taste of Garden Hills” Gala highlights local restaurants who provide their best entrees and desserts throughout the event, an open bar, both live and silent auctions of items and vacation
opportunities, along with a series of neighborhood parties available for ticket purchases.
This year, the Atlanta International School has donated two of its buses for the night to transport those attending the Gala to and from their homes and also to the After-Party at Anis Bistro if desired. The buses will be traveling two routes—a north route and south route—through the neighborhood during the night.
Another feature of this year’s Gala will be a presentation setup for the event that will review the early stages of a visioning process that is being conducted by the Garden Hills Civic Association to determine neighborhood improvement projects preferred by the residents.
Residents are continuing to send in suggestions, which are being captured and categorized within five key improvement themes—pedestrian safety, parks,
security, traffic and parking, and branding and beautification.
Carlos Perez of Perez Planning+Design, who has been working with the neighborhood on the visioning process, will be on hand at the Gala with a display to explain the visioning process that is presently taking place and to show some of the early proposed concepts to address improvements to existing conditions within the neighborhood.
Those attending the Gala will be urged to comment on the concepts presented as part of the ongoing process. The end result will be to come up with neighborhood approved projects that can be prioritized and funded through programs—such as the Gala—of the Garden Hills Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
(To read BuckheadView’s earlier detailed story about the 5th Garden Hills Gala, click here.)