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Piccadilly Puppets hosting Children’s fundraiser
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February 05, 2014 02:35 PM | 3423 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Piccadilly Puppets, a Buckhead-based nonprofit touring puppet theater company, will host its third annual benefit show for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sunday at 2 p.m. at Jerry Farber’s Side Door Lounge, inside the Landmark Diner in Buckhead.

The inaugural event was held at the same location two years ago before being moved to North Decatur Presbyterian Church in 2013.

“It began because our former director [Carol Daniel Klein], my boss for many years, died of cancer in 2011,” theater Director Nancy Riggs said. “At the time I had a nephew [Tyler Hayes] being treated at the Aflac Cancer Center at Children’s.

“One of the reasons I moved it back to the Landmark Diner is we are located in north Buckhead. I want to make the company a part of the community.”

At this year’s event the theater will present “Wish Tales,” three stories about wishing — “The Knee High Man,” “The Frog Prince” and “Little Orphan Animal.” They are recommended for children ages 3 to 8.

The inaugural event raised about $2,000 and last year’s brought in “a lot less,” Riggs said, adding she hopes the 2014 benefit will collect the same as the 2012 one.

Tickets are $10.

Reservations are helpful but not required. The venue is at 3652 Roswell Road.


For tickets and information, contact Nancy Riggs at (404) 636-0022 or or visit or

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