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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Contact: Jennifer Mayer Tel: 478/742-5084 Email: jmayer@historicmacon.org

HISTORIC MACON YOUNG PATRONS TO HOST THEIR FIRST IDEA HOUSE MACON, Ga. — The Young Patrons of Historic Macon Foundation are proud to announce their first event for Historic Macon: the Idea House. This event will feature young, local decorators at 1116 Ash St., one of Historic Macon’s recently rehabilitated Beall’s Hill homes. The decorators will focus on small-space living ideas and showcase budget-friendly furnishings, do-it-yourself décor and up-cycled items from Historic Macon’s flea market. The Idea House will kick off with a preview party on Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mercer University’s W.G. Lee Alumni House (1270 Ash St.) while the Idea House is open for tours. The Idea House will be open for weekend tours on Oct. 6 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Oct. 7 and 14 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the preview party is $25 for Historic Macon members, $30 for nonmembers and $35 for all at the door. Advance reservations preferred. Admission to weekend tours is $12 per person per tour. Registration is online at www.historicmacon.org/idea-house. Sponsorships are also available for $100 and include admission for two to the preview party and one weekend tour. Sponsors are invited to attend a pre-party ribbon-cutting and champagne toast. Sponsor names will also be included in event materials. The new Young Patron membership level opened in May 2012 and allows those ages 21–39 a chance to get involved with Historic Macon at a discounted rate. A new committee was also formed for Young Patrons to plan and execute events, fundraising efforts and other missionrelated activities. For more information, visit www.historicmacon.org/idea-house or call (478) 742-5084. (MORE)


Young Patrons to host Idea House, page 2

Attachment 1: Idea House graphic

Attachment 2: 1116 Ash St. exterior

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.

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Idea House 2012 Press Release