Vol State Harvest Moon Soirée to celebrate 10 years of funding student dreams

Staff Reports • Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 9:00 PM

The Volunteer State College Foundation Harvest Moon Soirée has raised more than a half-million dollars for student scholarships in the last 10 years. 

The tradition of helping Vol State students afford their dreams will continue Sept. 16 at the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club in Hendersonville. Organizers are hoping for record-breaking donations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event. Tickets are on sale. 

The Soirée will feature a silent auction again this year.  A few of the items will include lunch with Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown; lunch with Hendersonville Mayor Scott Foster; a guided wildflower walk; Nashville Symphony tickets; a handmade cellarette by John B. Garrott; and longtime contributor, Cresent Fine Furniture, will donate a unique item to the auction.

 Writer and humorist Lisa Smartt will be the entertainment for the evening. The syndicated columnist from rural Tennessee travels the country telling funny and inspiring, stories of her personal weaknesses, struggles and what she describes as the sheer joy of daily living. Organizers say she has been popular with attendees at other Vol State events.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and the silent auction. Dinner and entertainment will follow. Sponsorship packages, tables and individual seats are available through Sept. 9, while space is available. Individual tickets are $75 each. The returning titanium and event title sponsor this year is Sumner Regional Medical Center. Sponsorships are still available. Contact Deb Daugherty at 615-230-3526 or [email protected] for more information. For tickets, call the foundation at 615-230-3506, or visit volstate.edu/HarvestMoon.

 The 2016 Harvest Moon Soirée committee includes Shirley Arrendale, Wanda Faulkner, Andrew Finney, Jim Harding, Mary Holtman-Reed, Diane Hughes, Dixie Jones, Hilary Marabeti, Laurette Nuckols, Sandy Webster and Betty Zuccarello.

Volunteer State Community College has more than 90 programs of study and offers two-year degrees, certificates and paths to university transfer. Continuing education and workforce development extends the college mission to the entire community. For more information, visit volstate.edu.


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