Scrub-a-Dub Dinner at art center

September 21, 2013
Ludington Area Center for the Arts Fundraiser Scheduled for Oct. 5
Ludington – Pack your plate and fork, brush up on your bidding skills and reserve your place at the table for the Ludington Area Center for the Arts Scrub-a-Dub dinner. The evening will include something for everyone: a buffet meal provided by Erin & Crew, Michigan wines, live background music and an auction – everything, as they say, but the kitchen sink.
After years of service, the dishwasher in the Center’s food service area has developed the mechanical equivalent of dishpan hands and must be replaced. The October fundraiser will enable the Center to purchase a new under-the-counter dishwasher in order to meet health and safety standards and to continue hosting special dinners in conjunction with Center-sponsored and other community events.
The cost is $50 for LACA members and $60 for nonmembers and includes appetizers, both red and white wine, and a choice of entrée – peach and bourbon glazed pork loin or pasta with sundried tomatoes and artichokes in a basil sauce – served on disposable, environmentally friendly tableware. Diners are encouraged to bring their own plates, glasses and cutlery to further lessen the impact on landfills.
Local auctioneer Tim Renwick will preside over the auction of items including season tickets to the 2013-14 West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series and the LACA Main Stage Series, a night’s stay for two at Ludington’s Lamplighter Bed and Breakfast, a gift basket from LACA’s Muse gift shop, and an assortment of homemade jams, jellies and pickles. Also on the auction block are one-of-a-kind decorative plates hand painted by local artists.
Proceeds from the event will fund the purchase of a more economical and efficient Energy Star certified dishwasher and associated installation costs. “The booster heater in our machine is unreliable,” explains Erin Whitaker, LACA volunteer kitchen manager. A new machine will also eliminate the need to protect the Center’s telephone system from water damage.
“The machine is temperamental and has been known to overflow,” Whitaker explains. “Currently, the phone system in the basement under the kitchen is covered by a raincoat – mine.”
Attendees will receive a lifetime membership in the exclusive LACA Scrub-a-Dub Club, and a portion of every donation is tax-deductible.
The LACA Scrub-a-Dub dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and mealtime is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for LACA members and $60 for nonmembers. For more information call the LACA office at231-845-2787 Tues.-Sat. noon to 5 p.m., and make your reservations with your choice of entrée byWednesday, Sept. 25. Tickets are limited.

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