Presented by Liberty Regional Medical Center and the Hinesville Area Arts Council, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Liberty Ball on May 14. The event, which celebrated the 234th birthday of the county, was well received by the community with close to 100 in attendance.
Founded in 1777, Liberty County is rich in history and culture, dating back to such historic sites as Fort Morris and LeConte Woodmanston.
Also celebrating important “birthdays” were the presenting sponsors. Liberty Regional has been in business for 50 years this year, and the Hinesville Area Arts Council celebrated more than 20 years in Liberty County.
Guests walked the red carpet into the event location at the Hinesville Square Shopping Center owned by the Sikes Group and were greeted by A Timeless Memory Photography. Lounges were provided by USA Discounters, Farmer’s Furniture and Gibson’s Home Store for guests to enjoy.
Guests enjoyed cocktails, provided by bar sponsor Hinesville Steak House, and hor d’oeuvres, provided by Club Stewart. Other sponsors for the event included Liberty Chrysler; Joelyn Pirkle, attorney at law; and Liberty Jewelers.
Dennis and the Menace performed rock covers from the 1970s and ’80s. The performance stage, custom built by Harris Ace Hardware, was sponsored by Auto Super Center.
“Events like these are important to our community because they really give us a chance to celebrate this great place we call home,” said Susan McCorkle, chamber incoming chairwoman and co-chairwoman of the Liberty Ball event.
Co-chairwoman Willa Lewis said that while she wished more people would have attended, she was sure that more would participate in coming years because they had missed a spectacular opportunity to celebrate, network and make new friends.
Stacy’s Florist showered the tables and lounges with spring flowers to add a finishing touch, and Donut Connection hosted the dessert bar with custom-made donuts iced to match the event colors.
Liberty Jewelers also gave event guests 40-percent-off coupons good for merchandise in its retail store and allowed several chamber staff members and volunteers to wear custom jewels.