Lyn Hayth (left), Bank of Botetourt President and CEO, presents the donation to Michelle Crook, DSLCC Educational Foundation Board President and Bank of Botetourt CFO. Bank of Botetourt is a patron of the Foundation’s upcoming Bubbles, Bands, and Brunch event on September 15.

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation is once again hosting its biennial fundraiser, “Bubbles, Bands & Brunch— Tailgate Edition,” which will be held Sunday, Sept. 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center on the Clifton Forge campus. According to Educational Foundation Director Rachael Thompson, this year’s event will take on the festive atmosphere of everyone’s favorite sporting activity – the tailgate party. Guests are invited to wear their favorite sports team apparel or colors.

Catering will be provided by Schaal’s Catering and Events of Fincastle and features something for everyone – with a tailgate-themed menu, including sliders, shrimp and grits, ribs, and southern fried pecan encrusted chicken and waffles. In addition, local breweries and vineyards will be on hand to offer a sampling of brews, ciders, and wines, including Blue Ridge Vineyard, Jack Mason’s Brewing, and Bacova Beer Company. Tailgate games and performances by area high school bands, including Alleghany, Covington, and Bath County High Schools, will top off the day.  A silent auction of more than 20 items will also take place, featuring a handmade piece by Caldwell Mountain Copper, Botetourt Family YMCA three-month membership, a private chef experience, golf for four on The Greenbrier’s Old White TPC, and a stay at the Hillcrest Mansion Inn, including silver service breakfast for two and couples’ massages.

The Foundation thanks its many sponsors, donors, and partners, including several from Botetourt County – the Proffit/Vaughn family (benefactor), Bank of Botetourt (patron), Terry Austin for House of Delegates (sponsor), The Bank of Fincastle (sponsor), Botetourt Family YMCA (silent auction donor), Caldwell Mountain Copper (silent auction donor), Blue Ridge Vineyard (wine tasting partner), and Schaal’s Catering (in-kind contributor).

Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased anytime, as long as seats remain available, at www.dslcc.edu/bubbles. Call 863-2934 or email rthompson@dslcc.edu for more information.

Pictured are Caldwell Mountain Copper owners, Elliott (left) and Laura Muncey. Caldwell Mountain Copper has donated one of its handmade pieces for the silent auction of the DSLCC Educational Foundation’s Bubbles, Bands, and Brunch event on September 15.
Michelle Crook (left), DSLCC Educational Foundation Board President, accepts a donation from Delegate Terry Austin for his sponsorship of the Foundation’s Bubbles, Bands, and Brunch event on September 15.
Michelle Crook, DSLCC Educational Foundation Board President, accepts a three-month YMCA membership from Tricia Reynolds, Regional Director. The membership will be included in the silent auction for the Foundation’s Bubbles, Bands and Brunch event on September 15.
Scott Steele (left), Bank of Fincastle President and CEO, and Cindy Bailey, Marketing Director, are pictured with Lois Switzer, DSLCC Educational Foundation Annual Giving & Events Committee Co-Chair. Bank of Fincastle is a sponsor for the Foundation’s upcoming Bubbles, Bands, and Brunch event on September 15.
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