Sunday, September 18, 2016
YES/ELI Haunted Pub Crawl**
Depart Hotel at 7:30 pm
**Limited to YES/ELI members of FPDA & ISD only; additional fee and pre-registration required
This fascinating tour will intrigue you with the spellbinding tales of the scandals, cemeteries and spirits of Savannah’s past. Once darkness falls, each square and block of the old city has its own bone chilling story to tell. An experience that will leave you knowing why Savannah has been dubbed one of the most haunted cities in America! If you are brave enough, this exciting tour is not to be missed!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
FPDA-ISD SUMMIT CLOSING RECEPTION:
Murder Mystery Dinner Party
Dress in your finest 1920s duds and work together to solve a muuuurderrrr! Odd Lot, our hosts for the evening, was voted best comedy team by the readers of Connect Savannah from 2014 to 2016, and has been performing improv comedy in Savannah for over six years! Odd Lot brings their special brand of improvisational craziness to a Murder Mystery with great success, completely improvising as they go: the audience chooses four characters from 12 different crazy options and watches as a murder mystery unfolds before them, fueled by their suggestions. They may even become part of the mystery themselves! Everyone will be asked to guess the murderer, the motive, and the method of the crime. Correct answers win a prize!
FPDA-ISD Golf Tournament*
Golf Course is on property; players may walk or take the complimentary shuttle service
As home for The PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Championship from 2003 through 2013, The Club at Savannah Harbor lies nestled between the banks of the Savannah and Back rivers of the splendid Georgia Low Country. The serenity of coastal Georgia, with its tidal marshes and abundant wildlife provides the canvas for The Club at Savannah Harbor, an 18-hole masterpiece created and designed by renowned architect Robert Cupp in conjunction with the legendary “Slammin’ Sammy” Snead.
The course design utilizes the Island’s spectacular natural setting to create a premium on shot-making and course management. Unique green complexes with Tour-quality putting surfaces challenge golfers’ skills for successful scoring in this pristine golf environment providing players a pure golf experience. The Club at Savannah Harbor offers unparalleled views of historic downtown Savannah while it gently winds its way through tidal wetlands.
Savannah Highlights: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Experience
Departing from Westin Lobby
Relive the story that helped make Savannah famous! As you wind through the Historic Square of downtown Savannah, learn of the true characters in John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Made famous in “The Book” and once home to the Bird Girl Statue the first stop on the tour is the beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery, a former 600-acre rural estate which sits on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway. Bonaventure is now the resting place for Savannah’s famous son: singer/songwriter Johnny Mercer.
This experience will also stop at Jim Williams’ Mercer House. In 1969, Jim Williams, once of Savannah’s earliest and most dedicated private restorationists, bought the then vacant house and began a two-year restoration. Today, the house is lived in by Dr. Dorothy Kingery, the late Jim Williams sister, who has opened the first floor of the house to visitors. As the group tours the house, they will enjoy seeing furniture and art from Jim Williams’ private collection as well as learning the history of the home.