Sauvie Island Center to Host Barn Dance & Barbecue Fundraiser
More than 250 guests are expected to join the Sauvie Island Center for live music, square dancing and a gourmet barbecue in support of the farm-based education non-profit.
On Saturday, July 28th the Sauvie Island Center will host their 4th annual Barn Dance and Barbecue. The event, presented by Organic Valley, will feature a menu including their products. Sponsor Bon Appetit designed the menu, which includes smoked pork with roasted peaches, bbq chicken with pickled rhubarb glaze and fresh summer sides prepared with Organic Valley cheese and yogurt and produce from Sauvie Island Organics. Dessert will be provided courtesy of Saint Cupcake. The event will also feature live music from Steel Guitar Master Scott Law and band, as well as Montanna Jane, a square dancer caller and a silent auction. Guests will be invited to walk the farm and tour the innovative hands-on, farm-based program. Widmer beer and a variety of local, Oregon wines will be available for purchase. Tickets are available at the door and online at Barn Dance.
WHAT: Barn Dance & Barbecue Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, July 28th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Howell Territorial Park, 13605 NW Howell Park Rd. Portland, 97231
WHO: Anna Goldrich, Executive Director of Sauvie Island Center. Scott Law, award-winning steel guitar player
TICKETS: Adults $20/kids $5. Table for six $250 includes family-style service and beer or wine
About Sauvie Island Center
Established in 2005, the Sauvie Island Center educates youth about food, farming and the land. Shari Raider, owner of Sauvie Island Organics, founded the center in response to frequent requests for farm tours she received from local schools. Ms. Raider teamed up with James Beard award-winning chef Cory Schreiber and recruited educator-volunteers to develop the farm-based, hands-on curriculum. This year the Center will host more than 1,300 students, which represents a 300% increase over 2008, the 1st year they began tracking attendance. Approximately 60% of schools visiting the Sauvie Island Center receive Title 1 funding and are only able to participate in field trips though the Center’s scholarship program.