The Patron Party for the 21st annual Hoochie, “Flight in the Forest,” an outdoor dinner and dance party benefiting The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, took place at the Buckhead home of Jennifer and Martin Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco. Beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception, the event featured birds from the Chattahoochee Nature Center, gourmet cuisine from Epting Events and remarks from The Nature Conservancy’s executive director in Georgia, Deron Davis. Honorary chair Jeannie Wright also addressed the 100 attendees—some of the Conservancy’s most dedicated supporters in Georgia—who sipped Bird of Paradise signature drinks while mingling on the Flanagans’ gorgeous lawn. At 7 p.m., everyone headed to Tophat Soccer Fields for the main event, which drew 420 guests and raised more than $318,000 for The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, adding to the more than $4 million it has raised in the last 21 years to protect Georgia’s woods, waters and coast.
Photos: Alex Arnett