By Rita Van Fleet
The 2019 Legacy of Caring Gala: A Celebration of Giving is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at The Clubhouse at Lake Sconti. The event will include dinner, wine, entertainment and silent and live auctions.
Honorary Chairs for the Gala and Auction are Syl and Gordon Harnesberger who have generously given their time, talents and resources for many years. Mark Newton will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Hector and Gerard will work their culinary magic providing a gourmet dinner buffet featuring four stations with an organic nature-inspired theme. Guests will be delighted with the canoe ice sculpture surrounded by jumbo shrimp that dominates the first station accompanied by a wild mushroom and grilled vegetable terrine, smoked trout dip, spring vegetable and grilled onion crudité, blanched asparagus with deviled egg cream sauce, and cheese fondue.
A chef-attended station will offer grilled corn, black olive and zucchini orecchiette, Caesar salad, and a pasta buffet with a variety of gourmet sauces and toppings. A second chef-attended station will feature smoked pork and brisket sliders, hot Italian-style carved beef sandwiches with melted provolone and spicy peppers, and jerked chicken skewers with spiced toasted peanut sauce. Guests will finish with an array of to-die-for desserts. The Harnesburgers and Sandy and Jeff Downing are donating a selection of wines for the Gala.
MAMADEAR, a talented trio of singers out of Nashville, will provide entertainment for the evening. The group (www.mamadear.com), named the “Best Up and Comer” by Rolling Stone at the 2014 CMA Music Festival, will perform an eclectic mix of country, folk and Americana music.
The silent auction tables and the live auction on the Veranda will offer must-have items for the home, gourmet dinners, wine baskets and opportunities for adventure. Donate items for the auction by contacting the Auction Committee co-chairs, Elaine DeNiro at (770) 361-6075 or Catrece Morton at (407) 516-4766.
Tickets for the Gala which include dinner, wine and entertainment are $100 with a cash bar. Tickets may be purchased at the Big Canoe Chapel Stand-Around beginning Sunday, March 3, Guild meetings and online at www.bigcanoelegacy.org.
The Legacy of Caring is a program of the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild to benefit charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson counties that focus on the well-being of women and children.
For more information, contact Beth Herren, LOC Gala Chair, at (610) 324-4988. Follow this season’s Legacy of Caring events at www.bigcanoelegacy.org or visit Facebook at Legacy of Caring Big Canoe Chapel.