FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Mayer Tel: 478/742-5084 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SIDNEY LANIER COTTAGE AND HISTORIC MACON TO HOST 34TH ANNUAL COTTAGE CHRISTMAS & BAKE SALE MACON, Ga. — In the 1970s, the Middle Georgia Historical Society began the tradition of selling baked goods at the Sidney Lanier Cottage during the holidays. Historic Macon has kept this sweet tradition alive and will host Cottage Christmas Friday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cottage Christmas is an open house showcasing the Sidney Lanier Cottage beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Baked goods will be for sale throughout the day while free admission is offered to the Cottage. Free refreshments will be served, and the Side Porch Gift Shop will have a special holiday sale. All bake sale items are homemade and donated by friends and supporters of Historic Macon Foundation and the Sidney Lanier Cottage. The bake sale includes everything from holiday casseroles and cheese straws to a variety of cakes and candy. “Each year, people line up early outside the Cottage to snag the best goodies,” said Historic Macon Director of Development Janis Haley. “Cottage Christmas is the place to be to buy gifts and delicious treats for the holidays.” The Sidney Lanier Cottage is located at 935 High St. Call (478) 742-5084 for more information.
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Attachment 1: The Sidney Lanier Cottage decorated for the holidays
About Historic Macon Foundation Historic Macon Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advocates for Macon’s historic and architectural heritage, facilitates preservation and revitalization efforts in the community and educates and inspires appreciation for Macon, GA. The Middle Georgia Historical Society and the Macon Heritage Foundation merged in 2003 to create Historic Macon Foundation. The Foundation maintains and promotes the Sidney Lanier Cottage, which is open for public visitation Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historic Macon Foundation’s offices are located in the Sidney Lanier Cottage at 935 High St., Macon, GA 31201. For more information, visit www.historicmacon.org or call 478/742-5084.