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Music on the Mountain Early Bird Discount Ends Thursday

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Credit: Benjamin Grizzell Photography

The early bird gets the worm, but they also score the best prices on event tickets. If you want to be a smart birdie then you have until August 18 to get the discount for Music on the Mountain, benefitting the Fairyland Education Fund.

One thing everyone will be tweeting about is this year’s silent auction, which includes an overnight design excursion from interior designer and Fairyland parent, Michelle Workman. This package entails an in-home consultation coupled with a trip to the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) where Michelle will personally advise you on items needed AND pass along her decorator’s discount. Hotel accommodations are included.

Other exciting items include a sign-up party at the new Lookout Mountain Club, Tennessee vs. Alabama football tickets in the end zone, and a security clearance level tour of the Pentagon. And the best part? At the end of the night you don’t have to wait in a checkout line (if you register your credit card beforehand at

We strive to move in the direction of no checkout,” explains MOTM Co-Chair Carrie Gallant. “We encourage everyone to pre-register on our site so that as soon as the auction closes, they are automatically checked out with an invoice sent via email that same night. Auction items can either be picked up that night, delivered the following day, or we can schedule a pickup.

This will be Gallant’s first year chairing the event along with Courtney Guthrie, supported by event founders Caroline Williams and Justin and Michelle Workman. Other planning committee members include Susan Colmore, Jennifer Deal, Maria Fowler, Susan Gentry, Ginny Johnston, and Wendy Taliaferro.

As always, MOTM includes a seated dinner featuring Chef Margaret’s finest, such as BBQ pork sliders, fried chicken, tomato pie, potato truffles and Caesar salad. Music will be provided by former Fairyland parent Jeff Joyner and his bluegrass band, The Wood Nymph Pickers. Joyner also provided music for this year’s Swing Ding.

All proceeds from the evening help support the Fairyland Education Fund, which allows the K-5 school to employ a full-time technology teacher and support a Fine Arts curriculum that includes music and theatre. The PTO also helps fund a Spanish program for Pre-K and – beginning this year – Kindergarten. Finally, the education fund supports an RTI specialist for children who needing extra help.

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