What a Celebration! 129 ARCS Atlanta members and guests were treated to a fabulous 25th Anniversary Jubilee Event on April 23 at the Piedmont Driving Club. After enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the bar, guests were wowed, upon entering the ballroom, by the fantastic floral décor so creatively designed by Parties to Die For. The tall cherry tree branches, lower pastel flower arrangements and votive candles set the tone for a magical evening.
President Sara Jean Burke introduced anniversary chairs Ginny Plummer and Susan Higley and Jubilee chairs Sylvia Dick and Pat Tuff. She also introduced Founding Members, First Chapter Members, Past Presidents and National Board Members. Sara Jean thanked the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation and our Legacy Endowment Gift Donors. She gave special thanks and recognition to our Jubilee Sponsor, Wilmington Trust Wealth Advisor guests Jack Sawyer and Bill Torres, and Sheila and Michael Mohr, as well as Supporting Sponsor, Parties to Die For owners Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes. Our chapter is extremely grateful to our donors and sponsors in attendance. Mary O’Connor, our chapter founder, presently living in Washington, DC, briefly recapped our chapter beginnings and congratulated the chapter on our success.
After a delicious dinner, the floor was crowded with enthusiastic couples dancing to the music of the Moxie Band. Everybody danced. The tables were empty and the PDC was rocking. What fun we all had!
Kudos and great thanks go to the Jubilee Committee: Jubilee Chairs – Sylvia Dick and Pat Tuff, Invitations – Leslie McLeod and Elizabeth Martin, Responses – Yetty Arp, Band – Liz Lauer, Seating and Room Layout – Yetty Arp, Cathey Millichap, Décor – Kathy Rainer, Support – Sara Jean Burke, Ginny Plummer, Susan Higley
There could be no more fitting recognition of our chapter’s achievements over the last twenty-five years than this joyful evening of camaraderie and celebration. Congratulations to all ARCS Atlanta members past and present for their many contributions to our mission.