For the last four years I’ve made a donation to our local Juvenile Diabetes (JDRF) fundraiser. This is a great charity, the local group raises hundreds of thousands of dollars, and they always score very high for efficiency and effectiveness. And our community gets very involved in the fundraising. This group never sits still; they sponsor cookouts at the Fresh Market, walk-a-thons, black tie events, golf tournaments and a Christmas card contest.
Every year, the package I’ve provided for the auction has raised a greater amount of money. This year, I have a personal goal of $6,000. I know that sounds like a lot of money for dinner but I think it’s well worth it. If you want to come and bid, you’re going to need tickets. Here’s what we’ve come up with for this year.
A Southern Handcrafted Evening
You and eight guests will enjoy a casual, handcrafted evening of great food, live music, a cooking demonstration, handcrafted cocktails and locally brewed beer.
Julia Scholz, owner of Stella’s Southern Bistro
Julia will prepare handcrafted cocktails to welcome your guests
Don Richardson of Quest Brewing Company
Don will match his handcrafted beer to the evening’s food
Perry Major, Recording Artist
Perry will perform from his repertoire of handcrafted original tunes as well as covers of some of your favorite singer/songwriters
Jeff Dumpert, Culinary Instructor
Jeff will create original, handcrafted hors d’oeuvre
Chef John Malik
John will create casual, handcrafted fare to compliment the evening
Food donated by The Fresh Market of Greenville
And to top it off, the winning bidder will get the chance to help create the beer for the evening’s dinner. Don Richardson, Brewmaster of Quest, will welcome you into his facility to participate in the brewing of one of his award-winning, handcrafted beers.
Participation of Quest Brewery event will require direct communication with Don Richardson and will take place at a mutually agreeable time. Participant must be 21 or older. This offer is limited to one participant and will require prior agreement to Quest Brewing’s waiver of liability.
In order for this event to take place, John Malik and his team will require a 30 day minimum notice. Event will take place at venue of the recipient’s choosing. Event photos will be used and shared on John Malik’s blog page and his social media outlets unless other arrangements are made.