Sponsors, committee members and supporters of the Heritage Ball gathered at Gallery 202 in downtown Franklin on June 25 to get a sneak peak of what the upcoming Ball could look like.
Now in its 40th year, the Heritage Ball is the longest-running black tie event in Williamson County. Design Chair Angela Calhoun says she has some surprises in store for the Ruby anniversary, but talked the crowd through her inspirations and some sample table settings.
“I’m of course taking heavy cues from the traditional red of the 40th anniversary,” Calhoun said. “It’s going to be a very rich design scheme, with fabrics and flowers that are sort of over the top in terms of their luxurious feel.”
Calhoun showcased a flocked ruby damask tablecloth accented by champagne linens and china. Flower arrangements included red roses, of course, with pink lilies and hydrangeas and towering red birds of paradise.
Ball Chairs Jan and Andy Marshall welcomed the crowd and shared their excitement for the process. The Marshalls reported that fundraising and solicitations for high-end auction items are going very well.
“It’s been such a joy to work with FirstBank as our presenting sponsor and so many more who have stepped up to support the important work of the Heritage Foundation with this anniversary event,” Jan Marshall said. “We’ve been reviewing all that’s happened in historic preservation over the last 40 years in Franklin, and it underscores the critical role the Foundation plays in saving the places that matter. We’re looking forward to celebrating those wins, with an eye toward the future.”
All proceeds from the Heritage Ball support the non-profit Heritage Foundation’s mission: to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. To learn more, visit www.historicfranklin.com.
For more information on the 40th Annual Heritage Ball, please contact Torrey Barnhill at 615-591-8500 x20, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.