This year, 2016, marks the bicentennial of the James K. Polk Home, as well as the Polk Memorial Association’s 16th biennial Polk Memorial Ball, which will be held on September 24 at the historic Haynes Haven Italianate mansion in Spring Hill.
The Polk Memorial Ball benefits the James K. Polk Ancestral Home and Museum in Columbia, and will include dancing courtesy of the Jimmy Church Band and dinner prepared by Dani Kates. Mrs. Charlotte Battles and Mrs. Liz Lovell are co-chairing the event.
The Polk Memorial Association has been gathering for 87 years, beginning in 1929. Its main purpose is to raise monies toward the operation, maintenance, preservation and restoration of the Polk Home.
Great effort has been taken to preserve and restore the Polk Home, which now serves as a museum dedicated to the President’s life and boasts approximately 10,000 – 12,000 visitors a year. The Association accomplishes this goal through a number of fundraising events, as well as partnerships with local businesses.
Thank you to the major sponsors for their donations towards the bi-annual ball.
Pictured above are the representatives:
Manifest Destiny Level: Todd Edwards (back row right) with Maury Regional Hospital, Erin Jaggers (front row right) with Maury County Visitors Bureau, and Steven Hughes (front row left) with First Farmers & Merchants Bank.
Visionary Level: Louis Holloway (second row left) with Community First Bank & Trust, Fred Drews (back row left) with Middle Tennessee Bone & Joint.
Cornerstone Level: Smelter Service (not pictured) , Jim Robinson (second row right) with Heritage Bank & Trust, and Farm Bureau Insurance (not pictured).
For Polk Memorial Ball ticket and membership information, contact the Polk Home at (931) 388-2354.