Chimney Hill of Lambertville Raises Over $5,000 to Save ACME Screening Room
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