The ‘Make-A-Wreath for Make-A-Wish’ event drew visitors from all over the metro Atlanta area as they toured the home and had the opportunity to purchase wreaths donated by local Roswell merchants. A variety of everlasting wreaths in all shapes and sizes from Heirloom Iron Bed Company, Uniquities, Raiford Galleries, Pet Fancy, The Bilt-House, Wedding Angels, North Fulton Drama Club, Atlanta Dance Central, Roswell Hardware and Dennis Franklin of State Farm Insurance, among many others, were available for purchase. The wreath decor ranged from traditional holiday colors and symbols to specific themes featuring pets, sports, dance, etc. Thanks to the generosity of the local merchants and the visiting public, Barrington Hall was able to donate nearly $3,000 to support the granting of wishes of local children with life-threatening illnesses.
About Barrington Hall
Barrington Hall is the 1842 home of Barrington King, who along with his father, Roswell King, founded the town of Roswell, Georgia. This Greek Temple revival form home has been beautifully renovated and is open to the public with guided tours hourly. The house/museum sits on 7 acres of landscaped property and features the only public antebellum garden in metro Atlanta. In addition to guided tours, Barrington Hall hosts many popular festivals and events throughout the year.
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 5,000 wishes locally and has over 600 children waiting for their most heartfelt wishes to come true. To learn more about Make-A-Wish Georgia, please visit our website at http://georgia.wish.org, connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/makeawishgaal and follow us on Twitter @MakeAWishGA.