Troy and Donna Lessman of Lake Carroll have been selected by the Highland Community College Foundation’s Shindig Committee to cater hot and cold food dishes at “Country Fair,” a charity fundraising event and auction to be held on August 16, 2014, at the country Victorian home of Rocky and Dawn Zuberbuhler, west of Freeport.
Hot food items include BBQ chicken and bacon skewers, steak and veggie kabobs, BBQ ribs, Italian sausages on a bun, Frito Lay topped chili hotdog, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled pineapple, deep fried green beans, pickles and cheese curds, and sweet corn with assorted toppings, along with cole slaw, potato salad bites, veggie cups with ranch dip, and much more.
Desserts that could win multiple blue ribbons are being designed and created by Lisa Hanson of Freeport. Some of the delectable delights include Mason jar apple pies and strawberry shortcakes, dessert shots, a variety of cake truffles and mini cream puffs.
As you enter the Shindig through a midway of country fair booths and games, you can test your skills at the ring toss, have your caricature drawn by an artist, try a lemon shake-up, and listen to live music performed by the popular duo “Mississippi Man.”
Country Fair begins at 5:00 p.m. with a silent auction, food, and beverages. Live auction will kick-off at 7:30 p.m., with local auctioneer and HCC nursing graduate, Doug Munda of Munda and Associates. Tickets are $50 per person and include complimentary food and spirits. They may be purchased by contacting the Highland Community College Foundation at 815.599.3413 or online at highland.thankyou4caring.org. (Seating will be limited, so order your tickets today.)
Proceeds from the event will benefit HCC Foundation’s Growing for tomorrow…Changing lives today campaign that supports the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing and Nursing and Allied Health programs, as well as the wind turbine technology initiative and additional scholarships for students.
Sponsors (as of July 22) include: Platinum —Berner Food and Beverage, Big Radio,; Gold — FHN, Helm Group, Monroe Clinic, State Bank; Silver — Fehr-Graham Engineering & Environmental, Fifth Third Bank, Savant Capital Management, Winter Construction, Woodbine Bend Golf Course; and Bronze — Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena, Galena State Bank, Pearson Plumbing and Pest Control, Union Savings Bank.