Crown Point Ecology Center’s 18th Annual Taste of Earth Dinner and Auction Gala is Saturday, August 20 at 5 p.m. on the grounds of Crown Point, 3220 Ira Road. VIP hosts for the evening are Drs. Joe and Michelle Blanda and Ed and Libby Upton. Libby Shippy, a former Bath resident, is the Chair of the event.
The festivities will begin with cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction in the Century Barn and live music by fiddler Mary Ann Roth. A delicious wine dinner of beef tenderloin and salmon or a vegetarian selection will follow in a large tent on the lawn. Fresh organic veggies from Crown Point’s gardens will comprise major elements of the menu. This year’s theme is Come to the farm: A slice of Americana we love. Guests arriving at Crown Point will be immersed in the theme as they are greeted by valet parking attendants “assisted” by a few visiting farm animals.
In addition to auction items, the winner of the ever-popular Taste of Earth Raffle – A Year of Fine Dining, will be drawn (winner need not be present). The lucky winner of this raffle will enjoy twelve $100 gift certificates to upscale restaurants in the Akron/Cleveland area. Tickets are $10 each, three for $20, and eight for $50.
Another raffle this year will provide two VIP tickets to one day (Friday, April 7; Saturday, April 8; or Sunday April 9) in Augusta, Georgia at the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament. Total value of the package for the winner including two nights lodging is $6,320. Raffle tickets for the Masters golf Tournament are $100 each and only 200 tickets will be sold.
To request an invitation for the evening or to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Ellen Otto at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 330-668-8992, Ext. #106.
Proceeds from Taste of Earth will benefit Crown Point’s general fund and the pursuit of its mission and principles of sustainability, community, justice and spirituality.
Crown Point Ecology Center is green space that matters – a biologically diverse living laboratory that serves to demonstrate practical applications of ecology. The 115-acre Crown Point farmland in Bath, Ohio is a regional model for sustainable agriculture and environmental education. We believe that ecological land stewardship encourages structural and social change through local food production, positive impacts on the environment, health of our citizens, and local economic development. Visit Crown Point at www.crownpt.org.
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