High Meadow Aplacas Farm Days
Owners Charlotte and Michael Goldston opened their farm for the 13th annual High Meadow Alpacas Farm Days, where lots of people got a chance to see the gorgeous alpacas.
The Williamson County Animal Shelter was on hand with its adoption trailer to show off some of its available dogs to the animal lovers who attended.
Winston, the most well-known of High Meadow’s alpacas, posed for photos with everyone and enjoyed being petted.
Also participating were Moe’s Barbecue and Catfish, UBS, Noble’s Dairy, and Tracy Poyner with local honey. In addition, there was a bake sale, classes, photo ops and farm items for sale such as local produce, fresh eggs, and pumpkins.
Items available which were made from alpaca hair were socks, caps, mittens, gloves, scarves, sweaters, yarn, nesting balls, dryer balls, and stuffed animals.
For more information about the farm, visit www.highmeadowalpacas.net.
Girl Scout Luncheon
The 2016 Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Luncheon was held at the Music City Center and featured keynote speaker Jeni Britton Bauer, James Beard Award Winner and founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
Guests enjoyed a three-course meal completed with dessert provided by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
From aspiring perfumer to COO of an artisan ice cream empire, Bauer relayed to the audience her personal story of dedication, creativity and perseverance. Bauer’s humble beginnings began out of a small cart at a local farmer’s market as she created batches of Salty Caramel in her kitchen.
She explained her motivator was an unyielding dedication to the vision of her future self she pictured in her mind as she went to sleep each night — who she was, what she did — and each morning when she woke she aimed to take one step closer to that vision. Her speech served as an encouragement for future entrepreneurs and spoke to Girl Scouts’ mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character.
Event proceeds benefit Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee programs, summer camps and volunteer resources. For more information, visit gsmidtn.org.