Thank You, Summer Salad Luncheon Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers, and Guests!


Photo Caption (Left to Right) : Buford Warren (left), a devoted supporter of Center, was the silent auction winner of a delicious strawberry cake during the Summer Salad Luncheon. The cake was presented to Warren by Hiddenite Arts’ Interim Director, Karen Walker (center) and by the baker of this delicious cake, Veronica Smith (right).

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Educational Complex played host to a near capacity crowd as supporters from Alexander and surrounding counties attended the Center’s annual Summer Salad Luncheon Fundraiser.

Attendees enjoyed a buffet of homemade salads and desserts prepared and donated by volunteers. The luncheon continues to grow in popularity due to the wide variety of fresh and unique dishes prepared by local cooks. During the luncheon, guests were treated to musical entertainment from Center Board member and volunteer, Glenn Fox.

In addition to individual admission at the door, the luncheon was supported by local businesses, elected officials, and community partners who purchased group seating for the event. Sponsors responded with overwhelming generosity and, as a result, the Center raised over $800 in additional funds. All proceeds from the Summer Salad Luncheon benefit the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s ongoing arts programming.

Sponsors for the Summer Salad Luncheon were:

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Dr. Jennifer Hefner, Superintendent of Alexander County Schools

Larry and Hazel Yoder

Cindy Sellers of Thomas Insurance

Ben Hines, Alexander County Register of Deeds

Danny Dyson, Alexander County Clerk of Court

Chris Bowman, Alexander County Sheriff

Phil Icard of Peoples Drug Store

Town of Taylorsville

Tim Keever of Taylorsville Savings Bank.

The luncheon also featured a silent auction, which raised additional funds for the Center’s ongoing programs.

During the luncheon, the Center’s staff expressed their depth of gratitude for each  Sponsor, for all those who gave to the silent auction, to everyone who attended the luncheon, and to the volunteers who made the event possible.