Farm-to-Table Dinner & Vacation Auction
Chimney Hill Estate
Sunday, September 19, 2010
4 pm - 7:30 pm
Chimney Hill Inn Raises Over $5,000 to Save ACME Screening Room
Sunday, September 19, 2010, Rich and Terry Anderson of Chimney Hill Inn, Lambertville, New Jersey raised over five thousand dollars for ACME Screening Room film series by hosting a farm-to-table dinner and live auction at the Inn. The Inn’s proprietors stepped-in to help last summer, when the Friends of the Library lost an annual grant for the ACME film series from the Library, its former co-presenter of the program. The grant loss threatened the future of the program.
“We are incredibly honored by the Anderson’s generosity” says Sara Scully, ACME Screening Room’s Program Producer. “The fact that this event generated slightly more than the amount of our funding loss will enable us to continue the program this winter.”
The BYOB dinner was held from 4 pm – 7:30 pm at Chimney Hill Estate and featured an hour of wine and live music by Jeff and Laurie Faden, in the garden, followed by a free-range, local roast beef dinner in the Carriage House, prepared by Chef Chris Georgett. Dinner was capped off by a sumptuous chocolate desert buffet provided by The Chocolate Box and live auction conducted by Chris Wise, Rago Auction.
The majority of the funds were raised by the sale of two vacation packages donated by the Andersons and sold during the live auction. The packages were five-night stays at the Anderson’s properties: Vacation Estate, Lake Tahoe, Nevada [http://www.tahoeheavenlyvacations.com/] and Barefoot Landing Marina Condo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina [http://www.vrbo.com/294112]. Other wonderful items for relaxation and indulgence were also auctioned from brunch for four at Hamilton’s Grill Room, a pearl pendant necklace by Jane Wesby of River Queen Artisans, a spa package from Zanya Spa Salon, and many other wonderful items.
Chimney Hill Inn has been the sole lodging sponsor of ACME Screening Room’s meet-the-director events since 2008, sponsoring the lodging for many of the high-profile speakers who have been featured in the program: Oscar Winning Director, Alex Gibney, Emmy winning writer, Harriet Mantel, Director, Merle Becker, to name a few. The Inn’s support has enabled the film program to grow and contribute to Lambertville’s slate of cultural offerings that draw tourists and residents alike.
More information on Chef Georgett can be found at http://mychefsite.com/cdgeorgett.
The ACME Screening Room is a project of Friends of Lambertville Library and has presented a weekly film series since April 2008. Special thanks to Mayor DelVecchio and the City of Lambertville for providing the cinema space for this program and the Lambertville Library for their support of this program.
Film schedule information can be found at www.nickelodeonnights.org. ACME Screening Room is also on Facebook at www.facebook.dj/acmescreeningroom <http://www.facebook.dj/acmescreeningroom> .
Special Thanks to Chimney Hill Estate for sponsoring this event and to The Chococlate Box for desert and to City Market, Gravity Hill Farm and Milk House Farm for donating dinner ingredients.See More
YOU ARE INVITED! Farm-to-Table Dinner & Vacation this weekend on Sunday September 19th 4pm-7:30pm.
Please purchase tickets to this event to ensure the Acme Film Series will continue this Winter.
Chimney hill Estate has donated vacation package Getaways at our properties : Vacation Estate "Life on Top- Heavenly Retreat, Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Barefoot landing Marina Condo, Myrtle Beach, south Carolina, to raise funds for Acme Screening Room. Other wonderful items will also be auctioned. Come bid on one of these and insure your upcoming year includes a few pleasures.
Dinner will be prepared by Chef Chris Georgette using seasonal ingredients donated by local farms, and will include entrée and dessert provided by The Chocolate Box of Lambertville. BYOB. Auction will be held after dinner!
Tickets are $45.00 at door and limited.
Please come out for an exceptional evening with friends for a delicious organic dinner with proceedsthat will surely benefit uor future film series!
Terry and Rich
We are very excited to participate in the Artists Visions Film Festival this weekend! Sara Scully - Program Producer of the Acme Screen Room in Lambertville is an amazing lady who has inspired many of us to take a look at what we are missing by not opening our minds and communities to the array of new films and their producers.
Chimney hill Estate will offer a Tour featuring Margaret Spencer Estate home - in addition after the tour we invite you to a wonderful Jazz session with Carol Heffner , along with some delicious wine and cheese tasting in our Estate Carriage House!
The Tour and Wine -Cheese tasing are free- we ask only for a small donation for the Acme Screen Room project.
Please come out for a visit! We would love to entertain you all!
Terry and Rich
ARTIST VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL will celebrate the creative visions of filmmakers from Hunterdon-Bucks County and beyond by featuring outdoor film screenings and live music on the river in the Lambertville Station parking lot (rain location: ACME Screening Room), a video installation in the center of town on the Wachovia Bank building, a local student film festival at the ACME Screening Room, a “Visual-Treasure Hunt” in town and City-wide events at galleries and shops. The Festival will also feature a nightclub style party on Saturday, July 24th, at the Rago Arts building, with the Lambertville-based band Jac: a six-piece Latin-European inspired indy-rock/folk ensemble.
OUTDOOR FILMS & LIVE MUSIC: Outdoor films will be screened at sundown in the beautiful riverside parking lot at the Inn at Lambertville Station, Thursday night and Saturday night. The Saturday night outdoor show will be a family night starting with a performance of The Bugs of Blackwood,by Piccirillo Sciencetelling (http://www.piccirillo.org/) and a screening of the critically acclaimed animated film, The Iron Giant. Friday night of the festival in the riverside parking lot the band Chris Harford and the Band of Changes accompanied by members from the band WEEN will play before and during the fireworks over the Delaware River. Sunday night the High Hearts band will play in the riverside parking lot . In case of rain, outdoor films and live music will be presented indoors at the ACME Screening Room.
Come Join us for a fun and informative weekend of film!
visit the Film Festival website for the schedule of events and ticket information ;