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Heritage Foundation hosts ball sponsor’s party

Board member Pam Chandler honored with Patrons Award

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The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County hosted its annual Heritage Ball Sponsor’s Party on Thursday at the home of Tom and Cordia Harrington in Franklin. 

In honor of the upcoming 46th annual ball, the evening put a spotlight on the many sponsors of this year’s sold-out event. 

“We will be hosting over 900 people between guests and our late party attendees on the Eastern Flank Battlefield for our 46th annual ball,” said Bari Beasley, Heritage Foundation CEO. “This Heritage Ball will be full of unique cultural experiences in support of our theme.”

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the foundation’s Patrons Award to longtime supporter Pam Chandler, who’s been on the foundation’s board for six years and has a background in human resources. 

“She came up with staff manuals for the Heritage Foundation and also for the theater,” said David Garrett, board president. “She is the programing vice president, and she makes sure there are special events for our members.”

The distinguished award, first presented in 1976 and traditionally presented to one person annually, honors exceptional contributions made to the preservation of Franklin and Williamson County's heritage.

Chandler is the 50th recipient of the award, which recognized her volunteer work with the foundation in the area of human resources and members-only programing. 

“She is always looking for ways to involve more people as members,” Garrett said. 

This year’s Heritage Ball theme is “Discovery – discover our past, our present and our future.” Bill and Tracy Frist are serving as ball chairs, and country music legend Kix Brooks, of the duo Brooks and Dunn, will serve as the entertainment headliner. 

While the ball is sold out, there are still tickets available for the Heritage Ball Late Party produced by Next Gen.

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