NEXT PACKING SCHEDULE FOR OUR KIDZ POWER PACS PROGRAM:
FRIDAY – JULY 17 TH – 9:30 PM Unloading of truck
SATURDAY – JULY 18TH – 10:00 AM Loading up distribution teams
Thanks to all of the volunteers, bands, vendors, entertainers, sponsors, and everyone else that made our 3rd annual Community Day in the Park event a huge success and a lot of fun!
What an awesome day of fun, fellowship, praise, and spreading God’s love to our community!
1 John 3:18 (NIV)
“Dear Children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
****It’s just 3 weeks away!****
The Date Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser to benefit Kidz Power Pacs!
Bring your sweetheart and join us for a great time with delicious fine dining prepared by renowned Chef Brad Spates on Friday, July, 24, 2015 for the Date Night and Silent Auction to benefit Kidz Power Pacs! We will also will be holding a silent auction with 100% donated items at this event with many fine products to bid on and all proceeds from the silent auction will benefit our Kidz Power Pacs program!
Bring your date or come alone and have us be your date for an evening of absolutely, amazing food and fun! Check out the delicious menu below and do not forget to register to secure your spot! Don’t delay, register today!
Wedge Salad w/House made bleu cheese dressing and Crisp Bacon
Dry aged Ribeye w/Saffron Whipped Potatoes and Garlic Grilled Asparagus
Praline Bread Pudding w/Vanilla Cream & Warm Caramel
Doors Open at 6:00, Dinner Begins at 7:00.
Tickets: $45.00 per person
As if the unbelievably amazing food prepared by Chef Brad Spates was not enough, there is also a silent auction featuring plenty of nice items to bid on! Take a sneak peak of just some of the items you will get to bid on at the silent auction. But you can’t bid if you don’t register, so register today!
Fine jewelry from Christain Caine Jewelers in Shepherdstown, WV
A great tanning package from Beach Bum Tanning in Martinsburg, WV
Lemongrass Spa products
Movie night package
Gift card from La Trattoria in Martinsburg, WV
Gift card from Dickey’s BBQ Pit in Winchester, VA
Gift card from Christian Caine in Shepherdstown, WV
And much, much more!!!
The Historic McFarland House
For over 130 years and counting, The Historic McFarland House has been a cornerstone of taste, tradition and civic pride in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Built by Alexander B. Parks in 1878, the home’s elegant legacy lives on in the food and festivity created within our venue today. Parks, a developer and municipal leader, was also an entrepreneur with a passion for fresh produce. As president of the National Fruit Company (better known today as White House®) and later as a West Virginia state senator, Parks was guided by a commitment to local food and farm-fresh ingredients. Parks’ devotion to native foods is alive and well in our kitchen today. Nearly all of the foods prepared for the weddings, conferences and events hosted here are sourced within 50 miles of Martinsburg.
While Parks sold the property before the turn of the century, subsequent owners preserved the home’s beauty, but evolved its purpose with the times. In keeping with the 20th century’s entrepreneurial spirit, William and Jane McFarland operated catering businesses from the home. A Jack and Jill of many trades, the pair ran a sweet shop off Burke Street for a number of years and infused culinary creativity and a spirit of warmth into the home throughout their ownership. In 1967 and 1968, the home was a highly anticipated stop along the Annual House and Garden Tours, sponsored by the Shenandoah-Potomac Garden Council of Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. Far from past its prime, the McFarland House was a site for social celebrations throughout the century—and remains so today.
Since purchasing the home in 2007, Michael McCarty and Donna Cobean have taken its history full circle. They honor Parks’ commitment to local ingredients in the food and atmosphere they cultivate at the house today. In 2011, The Historic McFarland House was featured in the 56th Annual House and Garden Tours, just as it was in the 1960s. Taking cues from the past and present, the couple curates the perfect setting to celebrate precious moments, large and small.
For more information please check out their website historicmcfarlandhouse.com
Chef Brad Spates
Executive Chef Brad Spates is a rogue chef with a flair for the traditional. Classic and contemporary at the same time, his story is rich with duality—a “both-and” adventure that’s eclectic and esteemed, revolutionary and down home.
Born and bred in Harpers Ferry, Chef Brad’s native roots run 250 years deep. With his heart true to home, Brad pioneered several local ventures, including the Loudoun County Farm to Fork Committee, Lola’s Organic Bakery and Cookology Culinary School. With expertise in the science of pastry and in the creative culinary arts, Brad is the rare chef with a dual focus, and delights patrons with unexpected twists on traditional cuisine.
Passionately devoted to the local food movement, Chef Brad mesmerizes palates with unique presentations, tastes and textures. Deservedly, his farm-to-fork flavor fusions gain national acclaim. He was featured on the “Rachel Ray Show”, “Fox Morning News” and “Iron Chef”, where he won the national title in 2009.
At The Historic McFarland House, Chef Brad strives to make local “the new normal,” bringing his community intriguing, naturally delicious dining experiences.
McFarland House information and Chef Brad Spates bio taken from historicmcfarlandhouse.com