Piedmont Arts annual fundraiser, Savory September: 50 Years of LOVE, will flash back to 1969 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth's slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”
This groovy party for the arts will also celebrate the foods that Virginia made famous by featuring Virginia-themed dishes by local chefs, creative cocktails and an open bar. Themed attire is encouraged, but not required.
“Piedmont Arts hosts Savory September every fall and this year’s theme is sure to make for a fun time and great food,” said Executive Director Heidi Pinkston. “Everyone knows Virginia’s slogan, ‘Virginia is for Lovers’, and Savory September is a fun way to celebrate the Commonwealth while supporting the arts and sampling delicious dishes by our local chefs.”
Savory September Chefs + Dishes
Jimmy Warren and Hamlet Kitchens Chicken a la France
Meritha Rucker and Rachael Wingfield Peanut Butter Pie, Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes, Fruit and Marshmallow Salad
Lucy Coleman and Donna McGarry Pimento Mac and Cheese, Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage Hash, Tang Cocktail
Beverly Pitzer, Jennifer Reis and Julian Mei Moon Pies, Spaceballs, Tang Cocktail
Rita, Mike and Sarah Hodges Jello Shots, Jello Salad
Staci and Nancy Soper Pigs in a Blanket, Swedish Meatballs
Robby Burton and Billy Kirby Lettuce Wraps with Virginia Peanuts
Franz-Hahr and Bobby Phillips Cheese Straws, Ham Biscuits
Kiah and Cameron Cooper Shrimp 'n' Grits with Virginia Ham
In addition to the party, guests can win major prizes in the museum’s biggest raffle to date. Raffle tickets are $10 each or $50 for six (one free). Raffle tickets are available at Piedmont Arts leading up to and during the event.
Raffle prizes include: • Two VIP Rooster Walk 12 Passes Festival May 21 – 25, 2020 at Pop’s Farm
• Custom Pet or Home Portrait by Karen Despot 11 in. x 14 in. watercolor painting
• Party for 50 at One Starling Includes overnight stay (sleeps nine)
• Hamlet Vineyard Package Sunday lunch for four with two bottles of wine Tickets to Savory September: 50 Years of LOVE are $40 each and include admission, food and bar. Tickets are on sale now at Piedmont Arts and online at PiedmontArts.org. Proceeds benefit the arts in Martinsville-Henry County.
Savory September: 50 Years of LOVE is sponsored by Martinsville-Henry County EDC's Tourism Division, Angler's Choice, Roo's Reliable Lawn Maintenance, South Print, Inc. and Dorothy Campbell CLT Trust.