- Sep 24, 2021
The Chamber is excited to announce a new outdoor fundraising event featuring several popular local restaurants. “Mingle & Munch” on October 20 will be a relaxed opportunity to connect with members while enjoying menu samples under the spacious tent at Butterfield’s Restaurant.
The new event incorporates some elements of the traditional Auction and Taste, adapted to be a safe gathering in line with COVID restrictions. To date, seven restaurants are expected to participate: Allgauer’s on the Riverfront, City Barbeque, The Claim Company, Grill House, Marcello’s, Pear Tree Catering, and Willow Hill. Tasty desserts will be provided by Gail’s Brownies and Toffee Break Desserts. The evening will also include a silent auction.
Chamber fundraisers are essential to maintaining the organization’s high level of services while keeping dues as low as possible. The cancellation of major fundraisers in 2020, followed by the inability to hold a 300+ attendee indoor Taste & Auction this year, has compounded the problem at a time when operating expenses are increasing.
“The changing circumstances around COVID have required us to be extra creative with our programming. Fortunately, our members have been very understanding and supportive,” notes Program and Events Manager Katie Walther. “Moving the event outdoors allows us to bring members together with the fun social atmosphere that has always been part of the Auction & Taste. Butterfield’s has been a great venue for our recent First Friday Breakfasts, and we appreciate their generosity in making their tent available for this special evening.”
The Mingle & Munch event will be held October 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Registration for Mingle & Munch is $25 for Chamber members. Attendance will be capped at 100 participants. RSVP here. To sponsor the event or donate auction items, contact Katie Walther.