Museum event to focus on all things local Sept. 13

Monday, August 25, 2014

"Live and Local," the Putnam County Museum's biggest fundraiser of the year, will focus on all things local with a buffet of food from local growers and producers, rockin' music from local musicians, and live and silent auctions of unique local experiences.

Live and Local will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. under a big tent on the museum property on North Jackson Street in Greencastle.

"This won't be your usual boring chicken dinner," museum president Saraellen Peters assured. "Many of the dishes will come from farms and gardens in the county."

Kit Newkirk

The buffet will feature sampler platters of bite-sized treats from more than 20 growers and producers.

Contributors include Bon Apetit, Chandler Orchard, Chief's, Dixie's Barbecue, Hobbit Gardens, Myers' Market, Red Barn Farms, Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance and Scobee Meats.

Several vendors from the Greencastle Farmers Market also have offered to contribute fresh seasonal items and homemade treats.

Auctioneer Rick Parent will energize the crowd when he auctions a variety of experiences and services unique to Putnam County, including a private brewery tour, musical performances, a day on the bench of the DePauw University men's basketball team, adventures by private plane and kayak, private lessons in golf, yoga and cooking, your own personalized fragrance, professional services, Peeler pottery, freezer beef, coffee with the mayor and much more.

Additional items such as arts and crafts will be offered in a silent auction during the event.

The event will rock to the music of The Putnam County Relics, aka "The Hauskatz."

"The museum preserves and interprets the arts and history that make this little corner of the world unique," Museum Director Kit Newkirk said, "so it makes sense for the museum's fundraiser to celebrate our local growers and producers as well as the talents of local artists, professionals, and other people who make this such a special place."

Contributions of food, beverages, items and experiences with Putnam County connections are still being accepted. For more information, persons may contact Newkirk at the museum.

"I hope we can pack the tent," Newkirk said, "and make some great memories."

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