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Historic Rodney Cook Estate In Atlanta To Host Crime Stoppers’ Blue Jean Ball

The Rodney Cook Estate, Atlanta’s largest private estate and one of the most intriguing and exclusive venues in the area, will be hosting this year’s Crime Stoppers‘ Blue Jean Ball. On October 5, this casual gala will raise awareness and

Cook Estate

Cook Estate

garner support for the citizen crime-fighting program, Crime Stoppers. Ellen Dracos Lemming and husband Jeff Lemming are chairing the event.

“Jeff and I have supported this event and the important work of Crime Stoppers for several years. We are honored to serve as chairs for this year’s Blue Jean Ball and look forward to another uniqueand fun event,” says Ellen, CEO of Dracos-Lemming Consulting LLC. Denim-clad guests should expect to have a great time with live music from Bogey & The Viceroy, a buffet from Low Country Barbecue, and a chance to mingle with others who support making greater Atlanta a safer place.

Aside from the excellent food and music, the location will be quite a venture in itself. The property includes stunning, historic buildings with ties to some of Atlanta’s oldest families and most prominent citizens. The estate possesses historic monuments dedicated to the Prince of Wales and Carolyn and John Kennedy, among others, nestled within the Estate’s lush gardens.

Fun at last year's ball. (Photo credit: (C)ALavinePhotography)

Fun at last year’s ball. (Photo credit: (C)ALavinePhotography)

Last year’s Blue Jean Ball raised more than $65,000, which translated to 32 dangerous predators taken off greater Atlanta area’s streets. The money raised also prevented more than 416 additional crimes from being committed. The Lemmings say this year’s fundraising goal is $100,000. With the help of citizens and support from the business community, Crime Stoppers is achieving amazing results helping the Atlanta Police Department make Atlanta a safer city with tips having led to more than 637 arrests, more than 96 illegal guns confiscated, and close to $1 million in recovered property and seized drugs since 2007. Crime Stoppers is a program of the Atlanta Police Foundation.

Special sponsorship options include: 1) At the $1,000 level, guests/sponsors enjoy a VIP cocktail reception with Mayor Kasim Reed prior to the event; and 2)At the $500 level, guests/sponsors attend a private briefing with Chief George Turner, with exclusive, restricted access into Public Safety Headquarters where they will be briefed on the state of public safety in Atlanta on Oct. 2

Current Corporate Sponsors are as follows (in alpha order by sponsorship level): The Coca-Cola Company, Target Corporation,UPS, Dracos~Lemming Consulting, Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., Ernst & Young, SunTrust Bank Atlanta, The Pantry Inc., Carter, Cousins Properties Inc., Cushman & Wakefield Inc., Edge360, Equifax Inc., Greenberg Traurig LLP, King & Spalding LLP, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Private Bank of Buckhead, Taryn Chilivis Bowman for Atlanta Board of Education-District 4, The Loudermilk Companies, TriStar Real Estate Investments, Jacobs Engineering, Toys R Us Inc.

Supporters include Kimberley and Greg Euston, Opal Ross Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Mock Jr., Ashleigh Graham and David Panton, Carrie and Chad Parker, Bill Golden and Drew Plant, Peggy and Emanuel Roth, and Ann and Joseph Wright.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 6:30 -11:00 p.m.

(Photo credit: (C)ALavinePhotography)

(Photo credit: (C)ALavinePhotography)

Rodney Cook Estate
3855 Randall Mill Rd.
Atlanta, GA. 30327

TICKETS: Starting at $150. Purchase tickets here.

DRESS: Casual; denim attire requested.









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