Sawnee Woman’s Club announces that tickets are now available for its 31st annual fundraiser, Nite in Olde Cumming. The event will be held at the Three Chimneys Farm Clubhouse, 3625 Three Chimneys Lane, Cumming on Saturday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
The theme of the event is “Putting on the Glitz” and guests will receive a red-carpet welcome as they arrive to enjoy a decadent dinner served by Chef Kern Chiasson, live music and dancing from Atlanta’s favorite party band, Band X, casino tables, and upscale shopping for travel, events, and accessories at the silent auction. A lucky winner in the Club’s raffle for a Big Green Egg will also be drawn at the event.
Tickets are $75 each and may be ordered online or in-person from any Club member.
Members of the planning committee met last week to finalize details for the event. “This is a special night for our Club. It’s the only fundraiser we do and it must provide funds for a whole year of service projects that benefit children, women, and families in the Forsyth community,” says Lisa Ann McDougald, event chair.
“We’re so excited to have our friends and neighbors across Forsyth put on their favorite cocktail attire and enjoy a chance to feel a little bit of Hollywood glamour, all while staying close to the community we serve,” says Club Co-President Sharon Lee. “This event is designed to be fun and light-hearted, but we’re very serious about the service work we do, so this is a fine opportunity for people who aren’t familiar with the Club to learn about the charities we support and the issues that are important to us.”
The Club has already received sizable donations for the event from sponsors such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Forsyth, Paul McGruder of Boling Rice, LLC, Chantal Bagwell of American Proteins, The Bridge at Lawrenceville, Garden Plaza at Lawrenceville, Amazon Premium Products, H. Richard Lee, Jr. CPA, LLC, EZ Systems of North Georgia, Southeast Media Works, Carolyn Watters of The Carolyn and Kim Team at Century 21 Results Realty, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Tomlinson, and Commissioner and Mrs. Jim Boff.
Aside from raising money for the coming year’s service projects, Nite in Olde Cumming: Putting on the Glitz is also a way for prospective members to scout out the Club, meet the women who volunteer, and learn how to get involved in causes close to their own hearts. The Sawnee Woman’s Club has given nearly 100,000 volunteer service hours and nearly $500,000 in support of local charities since 1985.
“This is a fun, relaxed party, so prospective members have a low-key opportunity to socialize with current members to learn about the work we do in fine arts, education, environmental conservation, family stability and home life, public affairs, and even how we support deployed military troops through international outreach,” says Lee.
Sponsorship contributions and donations to the silent auction are still being accepted. To inquire about becoming a sponsor or to arrange pick-up of your donation, please visit SawneeWomansClub.org. Tickets to the event may also be ordered online and picked up at will call at the event.
About Sawnee Woman’s Club
Sawnee Woman’s Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit service organization under the guidance of The General Federation of Woman’s Clubs (GFWC). The GFWC is the oldest non-denominational, non-partisan, international service organization of volunteer women in the world. Membership in the GFWC is 10 million worldwide, operating in more than 20 countries with 6,000 local clubs in the United States. Sawnee Woman’s Club supports numerous non-profit organizations in Forsyth County with funds and service hours through its departments of Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach, and Public Issues. Recent projects include the Eggstraordinary Outdoor Art Project, Family Promise Bed Race & Festival, Read Across America at Chestatee Elementary, college scholarship awards, Treat the Troops, and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Teen Interception Program.