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Barrington Hall's Make-A-Wish® for the 2013 Holday Season

Roswell's historic home offers visitors the opportunity to view and purchase community donated wreaths in support of the wish-granting organization.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Sep. 11, 2013 - ROSWELL, Ga. -- During the 2013 holiday season, Roswell's historic Barrington Hall and Make-A-Wish Georgia partner again to feature an exhibit of decorated and donated wreaths available for purchase. A variety of everlasting wreaths in all shapes and sizes will adorn the halls, doors, windows and tabletops of this antebellum home. All proceeds from the wreath sales benefit the Make-A-Wish Georgia chapter.

Each year Barrington Hall decorates for the holidays with a specific theme, providing visitors a glimpse into traditional Southern Christmas decor. For the second year in a row, Barrington Hall opted to include the Roswell community in its decorating efforts, as well as contribute to an important charity. Local individuals or businesses eager to exercise their creativity may donate decorated wreaths, or alternatively, businesses may provide a monetary donation and Barrington Hall's team of volunteers will decorate the wreaths for them. Wreath prices begin at $25 and are available for purchase during regular tour times, or during specific "Open House" dates on December 1, 8 and 15, 2013. On those dates, guests may tour Barrington Hall free of charge and in the spirit of the season, consider purchasing a wreath in support of this special organization. Open house tour times are 1:00PM - 4:00PM.

Several Roswell businesses have already agreed to donate wreaths. Barrington Hall has commitments from North Fulton Drama Club, Roswell Ghost Tour, Alessio's Pizza and 9 Design to name a few.

"We're very pleased with the response we've received so far," says site coordinator Robert Winebarger. "Last year we donated nearly $3,000 to the charity. We feel confident we can increase the amount this year based on the early interest from the community. With so many of our local merchants including a gift certificate or specialty item with their wreaths, it also helps them in getting word of their business out to the community."

For information on donating or purchasing a wreath, please contact Michael Sternberg or Michele Glazer at (770)640-3855 or by email at mglazer@roswellgov.com or msternberg@roswellgov.com.

About Barrington Hall:

Barrington Hall is the 1842 home that was the residence of Barrington King, who along with his father, Roswell King, founded the town of Roswell, Georgia. One of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture, the property was purchased by the city of Roswell in 2005 and has been lovingly restored and furnished with many original family possessions. The historic house museum is open daily to the public for tours, special events and educational activities.

About Make-A-Wish® Georgia:

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 23 minutes and has granted over 280,000 wishes since its inception in 1980.  The Georgia Chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted over 6,000 wishes locally and has over 800 children waiting for their most heartfelt wishes to come true.  To learn more, visit www.georgia.wish.org and connect with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/makeawishga and Twitter @MakeAWishGA.

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City/Town:Roswell - Georgia - United States
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Tags:christmas, roswell, atlanta, event, Holiday
Last Updated:Sep 11, 2013
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