Conscious Party: Fest for food

Attendees at the Lord's Acre Square Dance fundraiser will enjoy a potluck dinner while bidding on items in a live and silent auction Photo courtesy of the Lord's Acre

WHAT: The Lord’s Acre Square Dance Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 5:30-10 p.m.

WHERE: 26 Joe Jenkins Road, Fairview

WHY: The Lord’s Acre, a community of volunteers who grow and give away organic food, is hosting a fundraising festival the weekend after Memorial Day, but don’t think this event is just about growing food to give away. “This is about the community working together to grow food for themselves. The food grows; we just give it away. It’s about mental, emotional and community health, so people can be together and create,” notes Lord’s Acre executive director Susan Sides. “Where I live in Fairview there is an ongoing theme within the community to help build event like this.”

Attendees will enjoy a potluck dinner while bidding on items in a live and silent auction, such as a dinner for 12 featuring Hickory Nut Gap meats and Flying Cloud Farm produce as well as a sterling silver and black sapphire pendant from John Hardy. Spring Mountain Shiners will perform bluegrass and the tunes needed by Franklin Sides, the square dance caller for the evening. Not a square dance aficionado? Don’t fret, as there will be experienced dancers on hand to walk newbies through the steps.

Suggested donation for the event is $10 or $25 per family. All proceeds will be used to support the educational and community relations projects at The Lord’s Acre. For more information, contact Sides at 628-3688 or thelordsacre@gmail.com. — Michael McDonald

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