Bethlehem Methodist Church Fish Fry
Bluegrass and swing band music, fried catfish and a children’s game area were all part of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fish Fry.
In its 42nd year, the fundraiser supports several church missions, including the House Project, helping area homeless people and Kathy’s Backpacks program, assisting more than 500 school children with much needed fall school supplies and backpacks.
About 3,500 people took part in the event, which featured the Bethlehem Bluegrass Band and the popular big band 5 Points Swing
More than 1,800 pounds of catfish were served at the fish fry, along with hush puppies, sliced tomatoes, white beans and coleslaw made from a secret church recipe. Pied Piper Creamery was on hand with their ice cream.
Everyone enjoyed inflatables and games, a bake sale, and a large silent auction, which offered baskets from Loveless Cafe and Puckett’s, collectibles, paintings, pottery, gift cards from Nothing Bundt Cakes, Little Caesar’s, Bria, Newk’s, Pei Wei, Sam’s Sports Bar, Mellow Mushroom, Bonefish Grill, and even a cherry dining table with four chairs and a queen mattress set.
Jazzmania Kickoff Party
The Jazzmania Kickoff Party was held at The Jazz Cave, where Nashville Jazz Workshop sponsors and patrons enjoyed a delicious summer supper by Sargent’s Catering.
Jazzmania, set for Saturday, October 22, at the Factory in Franklin, TN, is the major fundraiser for the Nashville Jazz Workshop.
Proceeds raised support the operation of the Nashville Jazz Workshop, which includes classes, performances, and community outreach activities for youth, seniors, and the entire community.
The event will offer wine, beer, and a Jazzmania signature cocktail courtesy of Lipman Brothers.
Music will be provided by a 10-piece all-star ensemble of some of the NJW’s finest jazz faculty and performing artists, directed by Denis Solee. Special guest this year will be award-winning vocalist Donna McElroy, a former Nashvillian now at Boston’s Berklee School of Music.
Jazzmania will include a live and silent auction, with items such as vacation packages, tickets to events, dinner packages, in-home concerts, artwork by the city’s top artists, and more.
Cost to attend is $150. Visit www.nashvillejazz.org for more information.
Tennessee Justice Center Reception
The Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) held its annual reception at Bass Berry and Sims to celebrate TJC clients and the law firms who make their work possible.
TJC raised nearly $12,000 in sponsorships and donations for this event.
Highlights of the reception included videos featuring TJC clients, as well as the presentation of the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award to Pam Wright.
The dinner is held in conjunction with the Tennessee Bar Association annual conference.
The Tennessee Justice Center is a small, non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to vulnerable Tennesseans.
Its current focus is making sure Tennessee families have access to the health care they need.
Eve of Janus Mother/Son Luncheon
The Eve of Janus Mother/Son Luncheon was held at the home of Jamie and Jimmie Granberry, where The Marshalls (the young men participating in the Eve of Janus Ball) and their mothers enjoyed a lovely lunch.
Funds raised from the Eve go to support the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The chairs of the Mother/Son event were Mary Trapnell and Kim Camp.