August 1, 2021

Tickets go on sale July 1 for ‘Miss Lillian – More Than a President’s Mother’

(Carrollton, GA) — Tickets go on sale July 1 for the one-woman play “Miss Lillian – More Than a President’s Mother,” which is coming to Carrollton at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center.

The show is a fundraising event for the Community Foundation of West Georgia’s Power of the Purse, a women’s giving circle.

Tickets range from $20 to $35 and are being sold through the Townsend Center online at, by phone at 678-839-4722 or in person at the Townsend Center during office hours (Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For groups of eight or more, there is a15 percent discount if purchased online.

“Lillian Carter was much more than President Jimmy Carter’s mother; she was a social activist, great humanitarian, nurse, peanut farmer and nurturer.  She celebrated her 70th Birthday in India while serving in the Peace Corps, said Kim Jones, President of the Community Foundation.

“She was astonishing in her ordinariness: she loved to fish and disliked cooking. But to describe her as ‘ordinary’ is so far off the mark, as her President-son called her ‘Remarkable.’

“The play introduces us to this woman who refused to bow to the attitudes of her Southern surroundings, a free-thinker who enjoyed professional wrestling, who nurtured the best human qualities in all with whom she interacted.”

“Miss Lillian loved her soap opera and a glass of good bourbon – often at the same time!  No one who met her ever forgot her. Once you see her story come to life, you won’t forget her either,” Jones said.

Not only does the price of the ticket provide a fun play, it also means that Power of the Purse, a women’s giving circle, can continue to issue grants each year in support of women and children’s initiatives in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties.

A total of $126,406 has been granted since 2009.

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