September 20 — HIGH POINT – The community is invited to support Growing High Point’s first fundraising dinner, the Let’s Grow Gala, on Thursday October 7th.
Growing High Point will host the dinner featuring fine Southern cuisine, including local produce from Twin Oaks Urban Farm and Sweet Seed Urban Farm, selected wines and locally brewed beer.
The gala will benefit Growing High Point’s work to transform disadvantaged neighborhoods by developing a resilient local food system that engages the communities it serves through community gardens, urban farms, an apiary / beekeeper apprenticeship program, the Food Hub on Washington Street; and Growdega, a mobile food market, according to Patrick Harman, founder and chairman of the board. The gala will take place outside the home of Harman and his wife, Susan.
“Growing High Point became more impactful than I could have imagined when we started in 2016,” said Harman. “With additional community support, we can take our organization to the next level.”
Event President Randy Carda said he sees the Let’s Grow Gala as an opportunity to introduce Growing High Point to more people.
“I am excited about what we have accomplished in our early years, and I really look forward to letting our community at large know how we are bringing hope and transforming neighborhoods,” Cards said.
Growing High Point began working about five years ago to transform dilapidated downtown properties into urban gardens and boost underfunded neighborhoods through community engagement, empowerment and entrepreneurship.
The Lenny Peters Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the premiere of what is expected to be an annual fundraiser for Growing High Point.
Participants will follow COVID-19 security protocols, said Willa Mays, executive director of Growing High Point.
“We strongly encourage vaccinations, masks and proper social distancing at this outdoor event,” Mays said. “All of our volunteers and staff will go out of their way to ensure a safe but wonderful evening for our guests.”
More information, including the menu, is available at GrowingHighPoint.org/Gala or by calling 336-848-1516. Participants must send reply cards and checks by October 1 to 710 E. Washington Drive.