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'Garden Party' set for Henry Medical Center

The Henry Medical Center Foundation will hold its annual Garden Party fund-raiser May 1 at the Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge.

Tickets are $150 each, and proceeds will help fund the continued growth and development of hospital programs and services, said Adam Stanfield, executive director of the foundation.

"We're looking to raise $70,000 this year," he said. "Currently, we have 288 tickets disseminated in the county." Last year's event, he said, raised $60,000.

"The Garden Party is the ‘to do' event that Henry Medical Center puts on," continued Stanfield. "This is the brainchild of Julia Kelley."

Kelley, the 2010 chairperson of the foundation's special events committee, said, "The Garden Party is the premier event of the year, and truly, it has been since the first one 30 years ago. Parties such a these helped create the Henry Medical Center that we know today," she said.

At one time, the hospital was called Henry General Hospital, but has experienced considerable growth over three decades, she said. The money the fund-raiser generated each year helped fund that growth, said Kelley.

Following hors d'oeuvres and cocktails on the clubhouse landing, the party will move outside the clubhouse, to a tent. Guests will have dinner, and dance to live music by the Atlanta Beat Band, said Kelley. This year, she said, attendees will also have an opportunity to take a photo in front of a commemorative, movie-premier-style backdrop.

Sponsorships for the event, which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., are available at a variety of levels, said Stanfield.

Oscar Sponsorships will be at the $10,000 level, followed by Red Carpet Sponsorships at the $7,500 level, and Entertainer Sponsorships, at the $5,000 level. Spotlight Sponsorships will also be at the $5,000 level, Superstar Sponsorships will be at the $4,000 level, Glitz Sponsorships at the $3,000 level, Glamour Sponsorships at the $2,000 level, and Glitter Sponsorships at the $1,000 level.

Eagles Landing County Club is located at 100 Eagles Landing Way, in Stockbridge. For more information, call (678) 604-1045.