The Fayette Citizen-Weekend Page
Wednesday, September 16, 1998
1998 Old South Ball set

to light up Atlanta Depot

The Holliday House Association has announced its third annual Old South Ball a fun evening of dining and dancing to benefit the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House museum in Fayetteville. This year's ball will be Sept. 26, 6-11 p.m., at the Georgia Railroad Depot in Atlanta.

Ladies in hoop-skirted ball gowns will dance the Virginia Reel and the Waltz with gentlemen in frock coats and white gloves. While period dress is optional, attendees will enjoy the music and entertainment of the antebellum era and dine on a delicious Southern menu of baked ham and fried chicken, garden vegetables and fresh breads, and a buffet of Southern desserts.

Entertainment for the evening includes dancing to the music of the Peachtree String Band, a Silent Auction, and a "Gone With the Wind" collectibles shop, hosted by the Road To Tara Museum. In keeping with the Old South theme, Holliday House's "Miss Scarlett" Alison Bartow will make an appearance and dance with her lucky beau.

The Georgia Railroad Depot is located in the Coca Cola Plaza, next to the World of Coca Cola at Underground Atlanta. The depot, built in 1869, is one of the oldest buildings in Atlanta and served as the main freight depot for the Georgia Railroad. It is now beautifully restored as a reception center and ballroom. Free parking is adjacent to the Depot at the World of Coca Cola Plaza.

The ball is open to the public and there are still a few good tables left. Cost is $50 per person or a reserved table for six may be purchased for a discounted price of $275. Credit card orders are taken by phone at 770-978-1681.

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