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Patrons to Meet at The Waters

Patrons to Meet at The Waters

One of Williamson County’s most elegant historic homes, Meeting of the Waters, will be the setting for the Saturday, Sept. 6 Heritage Ball Patrons’ Party, according to party chairs Nancy Quillman and Angela Calhoun.

The black tie soiree at 7 p.m. will be hosted by Joe Cashia and Angela Humphreys.  The home, which has recently undergone a magnificent restoration, will be open to guests for the evening, though the party itself will be set beneath a sprawling tent in the elegant country garden on the grounds.

“The evening will feature a fabulous cocktail supper by Kates Fine Catering.  The color palette for the party is in striking hot pink and mustard tones, as selected by Angela Humphreys.  The event will be smashing, elegant and not to be missed,” says Quillman.

Heritage Ball attendees are invited to attend the Patrons’ Party which sells out at 250 guests.  Tickets are $125 per person.

“Meeting of the Waters is one of the most stunning homes in Williamson County.  Joe Cashia has added his special touch and personality to this historic home through a renovation that received the top preservation award from the Heritage Foundation in 2007.  Seeing this elegant home showcased in a black tie event will be an incredible experience, a priceless one,” said Calhoun.

In addition to food and drink in an elegant setting, the party offers a fashion show with a look back—models will wear gowns worn by ball chairs through the years.  The patrons of the ball will also receive a gift created especially for this party that is sure to delight.

“Marty Ligon, Sandy Ziegler and Marilyn Lehew have done an incredible job putting this fashion show together.  It will be such fun to take a look back at the gowns that stole the show over these past three decades,” Quillman said.

The Heritage Ball will be staged the following Saturday evening, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. beneath tents on the lawn at Historic Carnton Plantation.  Danny, Teresa and Reid Anderson are the chairs.  For the first time in its history, the ball will be white tie, rather than black.

“We plan to raise the bar on the ball this year, in keeping with other major galas in the area, such as the Swan Ball and Symphony Ball, both of which have always been white tie.  We’re focused on elegance this year, both at the ball and at the Patrons’ Party,” said Danny Anderson.

Tickets to the Heritage Ball are $250 per person.  Those interested in receiving invitations and/or purchasing tickets to either the Ball or the Patrons’ Party may contact Damon Rogers at the Heritage Foundation, (615) 591-8500, Extension 11 or  The Ball will sell out at 800 guests, the Patrons’ Party at 250.

“Those interested in going should purchased tickets as soon as possible,” cautions Quillman.