Farm to Fork din­ner ben­e­fits Arts Council

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — The Farm to Fork din­ner at Mau­rice Sanger’s barn on Sept. 24 sowed an evening of fun and raised much needed funds for the Cen­tre for the Arts. The Queens Anne’s County Arts Council, the event spon­sor, set the light­hearted tone for the event with their in­vi­ta­tion de­pict­ing Grant Wood’s mas­ter­piece paint­ing, Amer­i­can Gothic. The event even brought smiles to the faces in the orig­i­nal paint­ing and re­placed the pitch­fork with a ta­ble fork to em­pha­size the theme of the event.

The at­ten­dees, mostly denim clad, schmoozed, danced, and bought raf­fle tick­ets to win over $1,000 in restau­rant gift cer­tifi­cates and a wheel bar­rel filled with local prod­ucts and pro­duce.

DJ Jack Wil­son and his wife Tracey added real barn dance fla­vor to the event with coun­try mu­sic. Wil­son even tried to as­sist the group of dancers to square dance.

Guests were in­vited to tour the Western Auto Mu­seum on the barn’s sec­ond floor. There were hun­dreds of fa­mil­iar items in the mu­seum all col­lected over several decades and cu­rated by Mau­rice Sanger.

Caterer Paul Gun­ther pre­pared a de­li­cious and hearty feast from the gen­er­ous do­na­tions from local farm­ers, in­clud­ing a pig from the House Fam­ily Farms, or­ganic pota­toes and greens from Home­stead Farms, corn from S.E.W. Friel, toma­toes from White Pines Farm, and fresh baked din­ner rolls from Lapp’s Fam­ily Bak­ery. Beer was do­nated by Kelly Dis­trib­u­tors.

“We are so thank­ful for the sup­port we re­ceived from the local farm com­mu­nity, and want to re­mind ev­ery­one that you’ll al­ways find the great­est se­lec­tion of pro­duce and prod­ucts at neigh­bor­hood farm­ers’ mar­kets,” said event chair­per­son Au­drey Scott.

Arts Council Chair­man Tom Helfen­bein said “In ad­di­tion to ev­ery­one hav­ing an en­joy­able time, I was im­pressed by the num­ber of busi­ness spon­sors we had for this event. The funds raised will ben­e­fit the work the Cen­tre for the Arts does in the com­mu­nity.”

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Farm to Fork din­ner at­ten­dees en­joy a meal made from do­na­tions of local farm­ers.

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