Sippin’ & Celebratin’

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By Jamison Hooks

staff writer

Break out your seersucker and mark your calendar because the Madison Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) is celebrating their 40th Anniversary in style on July 17.

The celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. with the World Premiere of “A Place That Matters” a film about the evolution of the 1895 landmark that now houses the cultural center.

“A Place That Matters” is a film we commissioned about the history of the building and its transition from school to library to cultural center,” said MMCC Vice Chair Chris Lambert.

Following the film will be Sippin’ In The Hall where guests can delight in light bites, southern cocktails, and live music.

At this point, guests can also observe the restorations that have been taking place at the Cultural Center.

Restoration of the historic landmark is a project that the MMCC takes seriously which is why they have embarked on their Capital Campaign.

The goal of Sustaining A Place That Matters: A Capital Campaign to Preserve an 1895 Landmark is $1,963,334, which includes a stewardship capital reserve fund and endowment.

MMCC Trustees and staff have been hard at work and have already raised over half the funds needed to restore and preserve the building.

“We are in the midst of a 2 million dollar campaign and we’re looking to raise 600 or 700 thousand more dollars. The goal is to get the building green,” said Lambert.

The focus of the renovation is to bring the building to environment friendly standards while keeping with the buildings original historical style.

“The building has 110 windows that have all been restored, not replaced,” explained Lambert.

In addition to restoration of windows, the building has already received a new air conditioning and heating system along with a repaired roof.

The MMCC has been a highly influential institution in the community for 40 years and they plan to keep their legacy alive by keeping their building in top condition.

Don’t miss your chance to sip a cocktail and celebrate the wonderful things taking place at the Cultural Center.

Admission is complementary but reservations are required.

To make your reservations call 706-342-4743 or email

Trustees of the MMCC hope to see you at their Sippin’ & Celebratin’ in Seersucker event!

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