Piedmont Arts          

Savory September: 50 Years of LOVE

Friday, September 27, 2019
7 pm
Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Martinsville-Henry County EDC's Tourism Division, Angler's Choice, Roo's Reliable Lawn Maintenance, South Print, Inc. and Dorothy Campbell CLT Trust, Blue Ridge Beverage


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Virginia is for Lovers slogan, Savory September: 50 Years of LOVE, is a flashback to 1969. This groovy fundraiser for the arts also celebrates the foods that Virginia made famous with Virginia-themed dishes by local chefs, plus amazing raffle prizes. Live music by The Griffin Haley Band. Artist Karen Despot will create a Peter Max-style painting during the event, which will be auctioned off at the end of the night. Themed attire encouraged, but not required. Ticket includes admission, food and bar. Proceeds benefit the arts in MHC.

Virginia Tourism Commission is celebrating 50 Years of Love with special experiences across the state. The Commonwealth's slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers,” was created 50 years ago, and it’s become one of the most beloved and iconic slogans in the world. While it’s meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people over the years, one thing remains the same: LOVE.

$40 General Admission

Savory September Raffle Prizes
  • Two VIP Rooster Walk 12 Passes
    May 21 – 25, 2020

  • Custom Pet or Home Portrait by Karen Despot
    11 in. x 14 in. watercolor painting

  • Party for 50 at One Starling (Venue Only)
    Includes overnight stay (sleeps nine)

  • Hamlet Vineyard Package
    Sunday lunch for four with two bottles of wine

Raffle tickets are $10 each or $50 for a book of six (one free). Raffle Tickets available at Piedmont Arts.

Savory September Chefs
  • Hamlet Kitchens
    Chicken a la King, Pineapple, Ham and Cheddar Skewers

  • Meritha Rucker and Rachael Wingfield
    Peanut Butter Pie, Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes, Fruit and Marshmallow Salad

  • Lucy Coleman and Donna McGarry
    Pimento Mac and Cheese, Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage Hash, Tang Cocktail

  • Beverly Pitzer, Jennifer Reis and Julian Mei
    Moon Pies, Spaceballs, Tang Cocktail

  • Janet Ashby, Truman Tuggle and Bob Tuggle
    Cheese Fondue, Chocolate Fountain, Vodka Gimlet

  • Rita, Mike and Sarah Hodges
    Peace & Love Cucumber Salad, Apollo 11 Space Mix, Uptight & Outta Sight Sunshine Salad, Groovy Granola Bars and Flower Power Jello Shots

  • Staci and Nancy Soper
    Pigs in a Blanket, Swedish Meatballs

  • Robby Burton and Billy Kirby
    Lettuce Wraps with Virginia Peanuts

  • Franz-Hahr and Bobby Phillips
    Cheese Straws, Ham Biscuits

  • Kiah and Cameron Cooper
    Shrimp 'n' Grits with Virginia Ham