‘Peace’ event slated
Posted: Friday, April 9, 2010 12:53 pm
The Messenger, April 9, 2010
Obion and Weakley countians are invited to dig out their bell bottoms and hippie sunglasses for the sixth annual Taste of Weakley and Obion Counties.
“Peace, Love and Happy Children” will be the theme for the 6 p.m. April 24 event at Volunteer Distributing Co. in Dresden. Area artists, businesses, restaurants and residents will be joining forces to help raise money for the multi-county Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse agency.
Tickets are available by contacting any Carl Perkins advisory board member or the center at (731) 587-0768. Individual tickets and sponsorship tables are being sold for the “retro” gala, which will feature restaurants from both counties offering fine food and sweet treats.
Attendees of the “Peace, Love and Happy Children” gala will have a chance to bid on various silent auction items donated by local artisans and area businesses.
Everyone who attends is encouraged to take a ride through time and feature their best retro-wear in a chance to win a prize basket for their hippie efforts.
Reserve and sponsor table prices begin at $250 for a table of 8. Other prices include advertisements in the event’s program and goody bags for each sponsored table.
Individual ticket prices are $25 each. There is also a live auction planned for the event, as well as “groovy” music and funky decor.
To donate an auction item, contact the center. Donations will be accepted through Monday. This event is the largest fund-raiser for the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse serving Weakley and Obion counties.