Annual fund-raiser supports scholarships and textbooks

The Garrett College Foundation is preparing for this year’s upcoming spring scholarship benefit. The 9th annual fund-raiser will take place on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Twin Tails Event Farm in Oakland, MD beginning at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner and entertainment. All proceeds from the event will support scholarships for Garrett College students.

The “New and Magical Experiences” event will be held in a quintessential country setting, along Maryland’s Scenic Route in iconic Pleasant Valley with rolling hills, green pastures and the setting sun over the mountain tops. Twin Tails Event Farm features upscale elegance with a touch of country, with spaces throughout the venue as unique as the venue itself. Custom touches combined with age-old structures bring a new meaning to farmhouse charm.

Food and beverage offerings will tempt all the senses while being served at active stations throughout the various spaces of the venue. Magnolia Catering Company, Twin Tails Event Farm’s exclusive in-house catering company, will present in The Hayloft of The Traditional Bank Barn, an elaborate Grazing Table, while pairing it with fine varietals of red and white wines. An impressive carving station adventure on The Veranda will showcase prime beef tenderloin, Berkshire pork tenderloin, and Venison from Strip District Meats in Pittsburgh, to be served with southern buttermilk biscuits, an au jus swim, warm chimichurri sauce, and Jezebel Sauce. Cold, local brews will flow from the taps of the Original Corn Crib Draft Bar, each paired perfectly to suit the hearty meat selections.

The brand new food atrium located at the entrance to The Bank Barn will feature a Mash-Tini station serving golden Russet mashed potatoes blended with fresh cream and roasted garlic served “straight up” with toppings such as southern white gravy, rosemary julienne chicken, and Maplewood bacon. To complement the theme, Martini Mike will be “shaking” handcrafted martinis such as The Dirty Bird, The Chicago Gin, and The Bikini Martini. The fun and funky Milking Parlor will take you on a trip south of the border with street tacos of beef barbacoa, ancho chicken, and pork carnitas served with all the fixing’s, making you believe that all you really do need is LOVE and a taco!

Fresh seafood ceviche and house-made guacamole will pair nicely with lime and strawberry margaritas. It will be a participation station where you will build your own tacos and enjoy! A much-anticipated treat for Garrett County residents will be Chef Reece Duncan from The Slippery Mermaid of Sewickley, PA, and a Southern Garrett County High School alumnus, entertaining guests with a “live” sushi experience. The “live” station will be interactive and informative with offerings to include favorite sushi rolls, sashimi, nigiri, and crudos. Dessert has not been overlooked at this event. The uber popular Lake Side Creamery will be dipping its most popular flavors, Heidi’s Bakery will provide homemade cookies, and there will be a Sweet Tooth Station headlining New York style cheesecake with delectable garnishes from warm chocolate drizzle to amaretto-infused fruits.

Michael Cantori, one of the region’s premier illusionists from the Washington, DC area, will present class-act entertainment for the event along with Sound Fusion who will provide an evening of music and dancing as well as The Three Weeks band who will be performing during the reception on the Veranda. This will truly be an evening of magical experiences for everyone!

The cost of the evening is $100.00 per person until 4/26/19 and $125.00 per person after 4/26/19. The ticket price includes a tax-deductible gift to the Garrett College Scholarship. For additional information on the upcoming event, including tickets or sponsorships, persons may contact the Garrett College Foundation office at 301-387-3100.