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The Folly Theater – Eat, Drink, & Be Jolly for the Folly Picnic Fundraiser

The annual Eat, Drink, & Be Jolly for the Folly Picnic Fundraiser, a benefit for the Folly Theater, was held in the glorious garden of Brian Williams’ home. The Stan Kessler Trio entertained. Picnic baskets held a tasting array of fried chicken, pasta salads, and even individual bottles of Prosecco – and the baskets were available for curbside pickup, too. Guests donned #FollyLove masks at the socially-distanced garden party, and a wonderful time was had by all.

Host Brian Williams, Folly Theater; Pete Browne, board member; Gale Tallis, Folly Theater; Rick and Aimee Starks, board member; and Stacy Purvis, board member


Tony Russel, Chris Godfrey, Rorick Ford Peterson and Chris Porter, Shay Elder, and Sean Smith


Kaelyn Whitt, Folly Theater


Alison Paddock, Cathy Barnett, Mary Catherine Lawyer, and Mallory Paddock

Also featured in the November 14, 2020 issue of The Independent


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