The Thomson-McDuffie County American Heart Association recently held its second annual Thomson's Taste of Fall fundraising event on October 6, 2005 at the historic Box Factory in Thomson.
Due to the generosity and support of a large number of people in the county, we were able to raise more than $4,000 for the American Heart Association.
Proceeds from this event come back to this county as primary support for two K-8 school programs: the Jump Rope Program and the Heart Power Packet Program, which provide curriculum, supplies and educational materials for P.E., science and math teachers. In addition, the American Heart Association funds $12.6 million for medical research in Georgia.
The Board of Directors for the local American Heart Association wishes to thank the following people and/or businesses for their generous contributions: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grimaud for use of the Box Factory; Kent's Drive In, Chinaberry Food, BG's Deli and Fine Catering, 1810 Country Inn and Winery, Ivery's Restaurant, More than Mudpies, Plantation House Restaurant, Watchmaker's Fine Dining, D'Delites, Miller's Bistro, Lazy Days Gourmet, Catering for All Occasions, Grits and Greens Catering Company, Captain D's Restaurant and Damon Davis for providing the food; Georgia Power, Bi-Lo, 1810 Country Inn and Winery and William McDonald for providing beverages; the City of Thomson and Mesena United Methodist Church for tables and chairs; Milliken/Kingsley Mills for tablecloth fabric; the City of Thomson, Diane Wood and Peacock Hill Florists, and Cecilia Howell for table decorations; Don Powers, Jacob Powers, Jeanie Joesbury, Seth Williford and Ethan DeMore for musical entertainment; Mike Carrington and Richard Brown for set up; Anne Knox, Joyce Blevins, Virginia White, Gail McCorkle, Epp Wilson, Belle Meade Country Club, Dudley Nurseries, and Mellow Mushroom Restaurant for auction items; and Charlie Lewis who served as auctioneer.
Carolyn Gilbert, Patricia Rinker, Debbie Jones, Billie Thomas, Mimi Dent, Diane Wood, Elizabeth Turner, Edith Roth, Virginia Bradshaw, Mike Carrington and Mary Ann Kotras