While most caterers will be chopping, sauteing and sizzling for the Taste of Thomson, one local resident has been cutting, sanding and polishing. Once again, wood worker Bill Borresen has donated one of his unique projects to be auctioned at the event.
"I don't like selling my work," Mr. Borresen said. "There's usually a unique reason to make each piece."
Last year, Mr. Borresen made a Federal wall mirror which sold for $450 at the annual event. This year, he is donating an accent table. Mr. Borresen said all of his work is 17th-18th century reproductions made from exotic or unique wood.
The top of the table is birdseye maple with a black walnut accent stripe down the center, a curling maple drawer front with a walrus tusk drawer pull, the legs are pecan from Sandersville and the body is heart pine from the floors of the Durham house that used to stand behind the Thomson First United Methodist Church.
"I tried to make an eclectic piece with all kinds of wood," Mr. Borresen said. "The rest is just love putting it all together."
All proceeds from the auction and tickets sales to the event will benefit the American Heart Association. Patrons may purchase a ticket to the Taste of Thomson that will enable them to enjoy foods from Abigail's On Main, Chinaberry Foods, Cornerstone Bakery, D's Delights, Ivery's Restaurant, More than Mudpies, Plantation House, The Coffee Pot, Belle Meade Country Club and Courson's Winery.
The Taste of Thomson is from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, March 13 at The Depot. Tickets are $18, and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce. This year's event will also feature an art show of local artists and entertainment by local musicians. For ticket purchases or more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 706-597-0335.