Grill with the Governor
Event to benefit the Governor’s Mansion
By Diane Christy, Friends of the Alabama Governor's Mansion
Governor and Mrs. Robert Bentley will host a casual summer cookout on the Governor’s Mansion grounds on Tuesday, July 23, 6:00-8:00 pm, with the Governor himself doing the honors at the BBQ grill.
The public is invited to meet the Bentleys and to take a tour of the Mansion while enjoying traditional picnic fare. Children are welcome and special activities are planned for them.
Grill with the Governor is a benefit for the Friends of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion (FOAGM). FOAGM is a non-profit organization which helped pass the First Lady Dianne Bentley Mansion Preservation Act in June 2011. The legislation created a state agency to protect the integrity of the Mansion Complex. The Friends are not only engaged in fund-raising, but also with the development of interior design, acquisitions and collection restoration plans for this historic home. The Friends work closely with the Mansion Authority to carry out these plans.
Mrs. Bentley has been tremendously supportive of the Friends and deeply involved in their current and projected improvements to the Mansion.
Tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for children under 12. They can be purchased through the Governor’s Mansion Gift Shop at 30 Finley Avenue.
Friends of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion is an all-volunteer statewide non-profit organization.