Perfect evening for the 2017 Dinner in the Orchard; another success

September 12, 2017

Everyone agreed we could not have ordered better fall weather for our annual Dinner in the Orchard! Thanks to T.S. Smith & Sons, our sponsors, local growers and businesses, and those who attended, this year’s Dinner in the Orchard on Sept. 7 was a sell-out success!

In keeping with tradition, the al fresco dining event was held in the apple orchard pavilion at T.S. Smith & Sons, Bridgeville. Guests enjoyed not only the seasonable weather, but also the hearty meal, music by The Swing Notables, horse-drawn carriage rides around the farm, courtesy of Circle C Outfit.

Those attending had a warm welcome from Charlie Smith, a fourth generation farmer and partner at T.S. Smith & Sons. Chad Robinson, our Milford branch director, thanked the patrons who enjoyed a hearty dinner served family-style.

T.S. Smith & Sons was the event’s presenting sponsor; Chesapeake Utilities Corporation was the generous platinum sponsor, while Circle C Outfit and Trinity Foundation were gold sponsors. Carl M. Freeman Foundation rounded out the sponsor line-up as silver sponsor.

Thanks to local growers, Donnie’s Market, Evans Farms, Little Wagon Produce, Ma & Pa’s Produce, and T.A. Farms, more than 120 ticket holders enjoyed a hearty meal that included two salads, striped bass, grilled chicken, beef brisket, assorted vegetables and starches, topped off with pumpkin cheesecake.

An assorted of wines and beers were also available.

Proceeds from this special evening benefit The Culinary School at the Milford Branch.

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