Evening View: A party to protect the land

From contributed reports
What has quickly become one of the county’s premier social and fundraising events, the Rappahannock Evening View, will be held Saturday, May 21 at Mountain Green, the home of Ashleigh and Alex Sharp located between the town of Washington and Shenandoah National Park.

This is the seventh annual Rappahannock Evening View gala, which is sponsored by the Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance (RCCA). RCCA exists solely to encourage protection of county farmland and open space through conservation easements. All of the proceeds from the event go to this cause.

The evening starts with a cocktail hour and a silent auction, then a fabulous buffet dinner, a live auction, and finally a drawing for the grand raffle. Tickets for the raffle are available now.

The winner of the grand raffle will enjoy a dinner party for 12, hosted by Dayn and Nancy Smith at their Glen Gordon Manor in Huntly. The Smiths own and operate three restaurants in Puerto Rico that are considered among the very best in the Caribbean.

Dayn Smith is the chef behind these well regarded restaurants and, along with his wife, will work with the winner of this raffle to select the menu and appropriate wines, prepare the meal, and be your private chef in their fabulous home.

“This ‘prize’ will go to the winner of a 100/$100 ticket raffle,” said Jennifer Aldrich, gala chair. “Only 100 tickets will be sold, each for $100, so the odds of winning are very good. And, you don’t have to attend the gala to win.”

“Invitations will go out soon and new friends and neighbors are always welcome,” said Nathan Jenkins, RCCA’s executive director.
For more details on the event or if you would like to purchase a raffle ticket, please call RCCA at 540-987-9118 or email info@rccava.org.

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