Tickets are now available for “Food 2 Kids Fall 4 Jazz,” a special benefit concert for Athens Food 2 Kids. The event will take place on Sunday, October 18th, 2009, at 5 pm at the Taylor-Grady House at 634 Prince Avenue.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Squat and the Carl Lindberg Trio. Dinner will be a Low Country Boil from Harry Bissett’s New Orleans Cafe. Dessert will be provided by members of the Junior League of Athens from recipes included in their cookbook Beyond the Hedges: From Tailgating to Tea Parties. This event is BYOB; tea, water, and coffee will be provided.
Throughout the night there will be raffles for an array of items, including a free stay at the Georgia Gameday Center condos, pottery from Rebecca Wood, a Zoom Works photo package, and a pair of UGA vs. Auburn football tickets. Raffle tickets are $5 each.
Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 5 to 10; children 4 and under are free. Reserved tables for 8 are $250. Individual ticket buyers will be responsible for providing their own blanket or seating. Tickets are available at the Taylor-Grady House, 634 Prince Ave., by phone at 706-549-8688, or online at www.juniorleagueofathens.org. All of the money raised through sponsorships and ticket and raffle sales will go directly toward getting food into the hands of hungry children in Athens.
Food 2 Kids is a weekly food distribution program that helps impoverished schoolchildren who may not otherwise have enough to eat over the weekend. Every Friday, sacks containing about six meals of kid-friendly and easy-to-prepare food are handed out at no cost to children who school officials have identified as at risk for being undernourished.
Athens Food 2 Kids is feeding about 200 Clarke County schoolchildren every week. Because the need is much greater than the program’s current resources can meet, these fundraising events are needed to allow more children to be helped in the future.
Athens Food 2 Kids is a joint partnership between the Junior League of Athens and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. For more information about Athens Food 2 Kids and how you can support its valuable work, please visit the Junior League of Athens web site at www.juniorleagueofathens.org, contact Susan Dodson, Food 2 Kids Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Facebook page, “Food 2 Kids Project – Athens, GA.”