PLAYSOUTH​

 

A Gracious Chritmas

Date/Time

Dec 05, 2019
07:01 PM until 10:00 AM

Description

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER REACHES ITS 10TH YEAR 

 CELEBRATING OLD FASHIONED SOUTHERN CUSTOMS


 

Message to Millennials, Generation X people, and Baby Boomers: yes you can re-experience some of your best Christmas memories, by attending the A Gracious Christmas event in Savannah, Georgia!  Also at the same time, you can experience the joy of giving hope to local children in need.

 

DATE:  Thursday, December 5, 2019

 

PLACE:

First Presbyterian Church

520 Washington Ave

Savannah, Georgia 31405

 

EVENT AND RAFFLE TICKETS:   http://savannahfpc.org

Available October 1, 2019     

 

Full event price (luncheon, speakers, silent auction, marketplace)    $50

Partial event price (excluding luncheon)   $25

 

A Gracious Christmas is the largest annual fundraiser by the women of First Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA.  They will temporarily sweep you into an old-fashioned Christmas adventure including a fine semi-formal Christmas luncheon, three speaker sessions featuring:

  • Christmas memories by author and Savannah Morning News columnist Polly Stramm, 

  • creating a memorable “tablescape” by designer HRH The Duchess of State Alexandra Trujillo de Taylor, and

  • Learning container gardening for the holidays from Darcy O’Connor, owner, Darcy’s Gardens in Savannah

 

The event rounds out with a silent auction and a marketplace of homemade gifts, centerpieces, wreaths, and sweets. These are southern comforts at their best!

 

Over the past nine years, A Gracious Christmas has donated $87,000 to local nonprofits for the benefit of Savannah women and children in need. This year’s net funds will be donated to Court Appointed Child Advocates (CASA, ge/) to support an advocacy coordinator and train volunteers to specifically serve  “dually-involved” children who have experienced abuse and neglect and are in the juvenile justice system due to illegal activities. These children are highly vulnerable and not yet receiving advocacy through CASA. 

 

CASA  makes a huge difference in the lives of these underserved young people and improves their likelihood of finding permanent homes through advocacy.  National judicial associations, such as the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators, endorse CASA because their member judges rely on the sworn statements of CASA volunteers to make decisions that are in the best interest of the children and families they serve.

 

On December 5th you can go back a bit in time to memorable Christmas moments, while you help “dually-involved” foster children find permanent homes. What a double dose of good tidings you will have when you attend A Gracious Christmas!  

 

Cost

$50/$25

Location

View map First Presbyterian Church
520 Washington Avenue
Savannah, GA

Additional Information

Sponsor

First Presbyterian Church

Phone

912.354.7615

Contact name

Office

Contact email

judith@savannahfpc.org

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Scenes of the South

Mat Best Signs his New Best-seller at Nine Line

Veteran, entrepreneur and author Mat Best met fans and signed copies of his new book “Thank you for my Service” Thursday Dec. 12 at Nine Line Apparel. Best’s best-selling authorial debut chronicles his service as a U.S. Army Ranger. Best's Black Rifle Coffee co., partnered with Nine Line Apparel, has shops on River st. and off route 95 on Ft. Argyle rd.

Victory Antiques and Engel & Völkers' Holiday Party

Dickey Mopper and his team at Engel and Völkers celebrated the season at their annual holiday party on Wednesday Dec. 11, with a special appearance from the jolly fellow himself, Santa Claus. Mopper and company, celebrating alongside the crew of Victory Antiques, showed off the newest Engel and Völkers office at 1650 East Victory Dr. in Savannah.

Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant's 2nd Anniversary Celebration feat. Lady Leah

Jazz lovers celebrated Good Times Jazz bar's second anniversary on Nov. 8 and 9 featuring jazz vocalist Lady Leah and the culinary stylings of Good Times' chef Joe Randall, the dean of southern cuisine. In 2017 Randall teamed with Danielle and Stephen T. Moore to create one of the city's smoothest spots, a confluence of culture and taste fit for the soul of Savannah.

14th Annual Pearls to Pluff Mud Fundraiser

The 14th Annual Pearls to Pluff Mud Fundraiser was held on Friday, November 1st at the Swamp Fox Farms. Guests enjoyed listening to the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra while tasting New Orleans themed dishes. There was a silent and live auction held to raise money for the Focus Fund Campaign for the Cross Schools in Bluffton, SC.

Brews for a Cause November at Savannah Octane Bar

South magazine in collaboration with Southern Eagle Distributing hosted the last Brews for a Cause of 2019 at the Savannah Octane Bar on Thursday, November 21 in a successful effort to raise money and awareness for Georgia Police K9 Foundation. The night featured tasty chicken appetizers catered by Himalayan Curry Kitchen, and special brews from Wicked Weed and Monday Night Brewing provided by Southern Eagle. These events provide good food, fun entertainment, refreshing drinks and most importantly – raise money for a great cause! Be sure to be on the lookout for our next Brews in January!

6th Annual First Responders Luncheon

Harris Lowry Manton LLC hosted its 6th Annual First Responder Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 28 at Daffin Park. Free lunch was offered as a “thank you” to local paramedics, firefights, police officers and emergency medical responders.

DineSouth's VIP Icebox

DineSouth 2019 VIP room sponsored by IceBound was a hit at this year’s event! With a special performance by Ken Roy, guests enjoyed exclusive vendors such as sushi from Rue de Jean and popsicles from Savannah Square Pops. Made complete with a full-serve bar, the VIP room was chillingly spectacular!

Inside the Best of DineSouth 2019

DineSouth 2019 was a huge hit - by far one of our best ever! Thank you to all of our vendors, sponsors, entertainers and patrons. The Equinox All Stars rolled us into the night with fabulous tunes while Savannah for Morons and The Stardust Pixies treated guests with show-stopping amusement. Hunter Cattle came through with bells, livestock and a petting zoo. But of course, the event was topped off with some of the best flavors Savannah has to offer followed by mouthwatering cocktails. It was a night to remember, and we couldn’t have pulled it off without our amazing clients, supporters and staff. Thank you to Savannah Station and Events Work for helping us pull off anything great year. See y’all next time!

Anne Pappas Grand Opening

Anne Pappas Interiors celebrated the Grand Opening of their new full-service design studio and showroom at 101 W. Liberty St. in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, on Thursday, Oct. 10. “This inspiring space will allow our talented team of designers to provide exceptional creative services to clientele who appreciate the art of design,” said Pappas. A member of Coastal Living and Southern Living’s exclusive Designer Network, Pappas offers a fresh, inspired approach to interior design, incorporating a variety of textures and design elements inspired by nature, travel and global style. Pappas and her team welcomed guests with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the event.

Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala

Glitz and glamour were galore at the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala celebrating the Savannah Entertainment Industry as Charles (Bo) Bowen and his team orchestrated the event of the year. The night was unforgettable for all, but even more so for many hard-working and deserving individuals who were recognized for their contributions to the local film and television industry
Edit ModuleShow Tags