Governor’s Mansion to Hold Benefit Cookout for Restoration Effort


MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley and First Lady Dianne Bentley will open the Governor’s Mansion for a benefit cookout hosted by The Friends of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, July 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“Proceeds of the cookout will fund ongoing restoration efforts at the Governor’s Mansion,” said committee member Carol King.  “Projects include repairs to the structural framework of the house itself and installation of UV protection on the windows.  This will ensure the preservation of the house and its contents for our state’s heritage.”

Alabama-produced food products will be featured on the menu, including Conecuh sausage, Golden Flake potato chips and Blue Bell Ice Cream. Governor Bentley will grill sausage for guests while they enjoy entertainment from Alabama Troubadour Karen Pell.  The Governor’s Mansion will be open for tours during the cookout and children’s activities will also be available.

The Governor’s Mansion is a 1907 Colonial Revival house located at 1142 South Perry Street in Montgomery and has served as the official residence for Alabama governors since 1951.  The neighboring Hill House became part of the Governor’s Mansion complex in 2003.

The tickets are available for purchase at the Governor’s Mansion Gift Shop located at 30 Finley Avenue across from the side entrance of the Governor’s Mansion.  Tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for children under the age of 12.  This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion and all donations are tax deductible.  For more information call the Governor’s Mansion Gift Shop at 334-241-8824.