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Black-tie affair aims to raise money to repair Holly Theater
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Holly and the Heartbreakers is the featured entertainment at the Holly Summer Gala this Saturday in Dahlonega.

The annual event is geared to help “Raise the Roof” of the historic Holly Theater as well as present an evening of food, beverages and entertainment. In that regard, Holly and the Heartbreakers will perform favorite songs from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

The gala will roll out the red carpet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the theater at 69 W. Main Street in Dahlonega.

Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple and may be purchased at

Appetizers, dinner buffet, homemade desserts and two adult beverage tickets per person are included with the show. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. A silent and a short live auction will include a hand-carved 1890 cameo estate pin from Studio Jewelers.

Organizers encourage black-tie attire.

The goal is to raise money for a new roof, sound and lighting equipment and to repair the building facade.

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