Marietta's Fine Kitchen and Fine Food Tour, a new event for our town, took place on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14. Sponsored by The Betsey Mills Club, the event raised funds for the Betsey, while it also helped to build a sense of community as four local families were kind to open their homes for the tour. Marietta people, as well as some from out-of-town, participated in this event to make it a success.
Guests were able to walk from home to home on a perfectly beautiful fall day in Marietta to taste a sampling of a soup and an artisan bread at each stop. Thanks go to those folks who were willing to share their kitchens, and homes, for an afternoon: Virginia Mayle and Peter Polites, Congressman Bill and LeeAnn Johnson, Joyce Robinson and Judy Phillips, and Susan and Ethan Vessels.
I would also like to thank the following sponsors:
Gene A. Haynes, State Farm Insurance; Aletha's Florist, H. Rietz & Co.; Passiflora; Old Town Bakery; L.E. Huck & Sons Market; and The Bread Garage.
Our soup chef in the Betsey kitchen, as well as being part of the planning and organizing team, was David Doerr, without whose guidance and help, we couldn't have produced such delicious soups from the homeowners' recipes. Shauna Cornwell was also an indispensable part of helping to organize and carry out the event.
All of the volunteers who helped, Betsey members or not, are to be acknowledged as well.
And, finally, thanks, Hank Voelker, for planting the seed. A good time was had by all.
(The winner of the drawing for dinner for six at the Betsey was Anne Keegan.)
Betsey Mills corporate board