Letter: Host, attend a local Giving Dinner this summer

To the editor:

The Brown County Community Foundation kicked off a summer series of Giving Dinners with the first event being wonderfully hosted by Rawhide Ranch and Derek Clifford on May 17.

About 30 invitees enjoyed a leisurely cocktail hour of Indiana-brewed Black Acre beer and wine from Chateau Thomas, before a lovely dinner featuring local ingredients, including fresh greens purchased at the new Sunday Nashville Farmers Market and pork chops from Love’s Farm.

Dinner was served on one long table inside the ranch’s large barn with the wide-open double doors providing a comfortably natural breeze and a beautiful view.

Kristin Thompson and her preschool Weed Pickers provided entertaining music and some energetic, freestyle dancing early in the evening.

The Giving Dinners are fundraising events coordinated to support local nonprofit programs, chosen by the host. The Rawhide Ranch dinner was a fundraiser to support the BCCF’s pre-K scholarship program.

The next dinner will be at Story Inn on June 21 with Mother’s Cupboard being the nonprofit benefactor.

Four other dinners are currently planned for 2017. If you are interested in learning more about these events, would like to host, provide a locally grown product or be on the invitation list, please go to browncountygives.org/bcgives/giving-dinners to learn more.

We do believe in a better tomorrow for our community through philanthropy. We invite you to become a partner with your Brown County Community Foundation.

Larry Pejeau, CEO, BCCF

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