Historic Macon Foundation recruits young folks with Idea House
The youngest members of the Historic Macon Foundation are putting on their first event in the hopes of attracting more young people into the organization. The event called Idea House will give people the chance to view small space decor and be able to purchase the items they see.
Historic Macon Spokesperson Jennifer Mayer says in two weeks, a renovated house at 1116 Ash Street will be bright and brimming with interior designs from some of the areas best young designers, many of them Historic Macon Foundation members.
"We've really given them the chance, to take the event and run with it, and it's going to be very exciting," Mayer said.
The house is located in the Beall Hill neighborhood south of Mercer Village, where the Historic Macon Foundation has focused its efforts to revitalize and rebuild.
"Beall's Hill is an up and coming neighborhood, and it's also a great opportunity to show people that in a small space like this house, there are a lot of ideas you can use for small space living and for hosting events and to arrange your furniture," Mayer said.
The event is the first for the organization's new young patron membership level and its new committee. The Foundation began the new membership level as a way for people between the ages of 21-years-old and 39-years-old to become members at a discounted rate.
Even though it's the first event put on entirely by younger folks, Mayer says she still expects a crowd of more than 150 people.
"It is open to the public but this has really given our young patrons committee a chance to shine through and show what they can do for historic Macon," Mayer said. "If we have some young people involved now, they will continue the future of historic Macon, and we can revitalize more properties and more neighborhoods."
The Idea House event is scheduled to kick off with a preview party on Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mercer University's W.G. Lee Alumni House (1270 Ash Street). The Idea house will also be open for weekend tours on Oct. 6 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 7 and 14 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to the preview party is $25 for members, $30 for non-members, and $35 for people at the door. Advanced reservations are preferred. Registration in on-line at www.historicmacon.org/idea-house, admission for weekend tours is $12 per person.