Save the Date for ‘Christmas in Cobbham’ in Athens set for Sunday, December 2nd

Oct 8 2012

by Cheri Leavy

The annual Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation (ACHF) holiday celebration has been very successful in developing a community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage. The holidays are a special time in the Classic City and ACHF adds to the spirit by kicking off the season with a gala amongst historic homes in Athens.

This year’s holiday gala, ‘Christmas in Cobbham,’ co-chaired by Alison Abernathy, Greta Covington and Cheri Leavy, features the homes of Sarah and Jud Doherty, Katherine and Bertis Downs, Susan Hable and Pater Smith and Margie Spalding.

Home hosts pictured: (front, left-right) Sarah Doherty, Margie Spalding (back, left-right) Katherine Downs, Susan Hable Smith

“The ACHF’s desire to attract new faces and expose the wonderful historic features of Athens continues with ‘Christmas in Cobbham,’” said Special Events Chair Alex Sams. “Last year’s ‘Yuletide on University’ introduced so many new people to preservation, so this is the perfect year to gala on over to historic Cobbham neighborhood.”

Sams adds, “My favorite thing about last year’s gala was watching the new members chat and enjoy themselves alongside the patrons that have supported the ACHF and Athens’ preservation for decades. To some, preservation can be intimidating. The gala is the setting for people to enjoy people, in a wrapping of history.”

Christmas in Cobbham’ is set for Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. This festive event will allow us all to stroll along Cobb Street enjoying our gracious hosts opening their wonderful historic homes. Once again, Marti Schimmel of Marti’s at Midday has generously offered to coordinate the food from Athens’ finest cooks and restaurants. Santa’s elves are gathering incredible trips and items for the silent auction.

So don’t miss the best holiday party of the season and a chance to support historic preservation in the future of the Athens’ community.

Tickets are $50 for members, $75 for nonmembers and can be purchased by visiting


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Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
Building rapport and strengthening a sense of community:
• A community of female entrepreneurs through the The Southern Coterie and The Southern C Summit
• The faces and places of Athens that make our city so vibrant through guide2athens
• A community of devoted football fans through Bulldawg Illustrated
- Contributing editor to Coastal Illustrated, Executive Board Member of the UGA Alumni Association

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