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
Friday was an amazing evening. The towns of Lambertville and New Hope were jamming with excitement for the Labor Day fireworks display over the Delaware River. There were 2 excellent bands playing on each side of the bridge. The towns were hopping and Rich and I found some great seats at the edge of the River by the Lambertville Station! It was spectacular and the last night was the absolute best.
I think everyone in town came out to share in the fun. There were new song writers and young bands playing music on each corner of the street. Music filled the air and folks wandered throughout the streets visiting shops and eating ice cream.
Next year it would be fun to have the Fireworks display again. We are hoping that it can become an annual summer event!
Sometimes, when you wish upon a star ....you actually meet one :)
You cant miss this lady's dynamic smile and fun personality! Deb loves farming and lives just a stone throw from Chimney Hill Estate Inn. The stars aligned, we collide and a whole new universe at Chimney Hill Estate was created.
"Passion" is Deb's middle name! She is up early and digs into her work, growing delicious veggies and amazing flowers. The bounty is so large at Deb's home farm that she goes about the local town and donates for those who will delight in eating those fresh garden yummies, but cannot afford to buy them. Her tomato sauce is amazing!
We are so lucky that Deb has joined us at Chimney Hill Estate to rejuvenate our lovely green house with beautiful flowers and herbs! We will use all our herbs for our delicious breakfasts too!