Spend a Magical Evening With Ben Tucker at the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation Root Ball
Richmond Hill City Center at J. F. Gregory Park
Silent Auction, Cocktails and Dinner
Music by The Ben Tucker Jazz Trio
Tickets $50 each
For more information call (912) 657-1221 or (912) 727-2544
All proceeds go towards creating a legacy of trees in our community.
Savannah’s popular Ben Tucker Jazz will perform Saturday evening, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. for the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation’s Root Ball fundraiser at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The Root Ball, which is open to the public, is an evening of great jazz music, food, and fun. There will be both a live and silent auction with a wide range of items including art, excursions, jewelry and some unique “priceless” specialty items.
“Our volunteers make this event a truly magical evening for our guests,” said Foundation President Wendy Bolton. “Our past Root Balls have been wonderful but we expect this year’s event to be even better. If there is one night out in the Hill that you shouldn’t miss, this is it!” she said.
It is no accident the Root Ball is planned around Earth Day. “Many of our Foundation members are long-time residents of the area who have watched our community develop into the wonderful place it is today,” Bolton said. “We all share the vision that people should give something back to the Earth – to help make it a better place. And that’s why we’re working to help to restore the tree canopy in our community. The “Root Ball” is really our Earth Day celebration – plus it’s a great party and a nice evening out!”
The Foundation began in 2001 with a vision of working with the community to create a legacy of trees. Since then almost 800 volunteers have planted and maintained nearly 600 trees in south Bryan County along Ford Avenue, in J.F. Gregory Park at the schools and in Henderson Park. In addition, the organization facilitated the development and passage of a tree ordinance for both Bryan County and the City of Richmond Hill. Last year the Foundation awarded a $500 scholarship to a local high school student entering an environmentally focused field of study. The Foundation also developed a partnership with area schools called Project Learning Tree that helps teachers bring valuable information back to their classrooms.
“To continue planting and caring for our trees requires a lot of money and volunteer labor,” said Carole Brogdon, Foundation Treasurer. “Donations to the Foundation are used to purchase trees and to water and care for the trees. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Root Ball go directly back to the community,” she said. The foundation is an IRS 501(c) (3) non-profit. Donations may be tax deductible.
To purchase advance tickets to the Root Ball or to inquire about attractive sponsorship packages, for both businesses and individuals call Carole Brogdon (912) 756-5884 or Wendy Bolton (912) 727-2544. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/treefoundation