The Bent Tree Foundation at Work for Pickens County Students
by Colin Thompson
On September 20 the Bent Tree Foundation hosted its seventh annual “Wines of the World” fundraising event. We want to thank Trouts Beverages and Such Patel for providing the distributors and sponsoring this event. Without the Trouts Beverages sponsorship (Jack Short for many years and now Such Patel), this event would not be possible. Please support Trouts Beverages and thank Such for his willingness to continue Jack’s legacy.
As always, the wine flowed and the beautifully presented hors d’oeuvres were enjoyed with delight. Ellen Whitten continued her tradition of providing delightful piano music for everyone. Our thanks to all the Board members and their spouses for their hard work in setting up the event and the clean-up afterwards. The Foundation’s missions could not be accomplished without all the efforts of our volunteers and without our generous donors.
Loyal supporters purchased raffle tickets hoping to win one of the seven raffle prizes – a bottle of Dalwhinnie Scotch won by Harold Ford; a bottle of Chattanooga 1816 Single Barrel Whiskey (only two bottles produced for sale in Georgia) won by Wendy Kaplan, a bottle of Glenlivet scotch won by Denise McWilliams, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne won by Glen Harris, a Scentsy warmer and waxes won by Brent Beasley, a $40 Tavern gift certificate won by Margie Robinson and a $25 Tom’s Awesome Seafood gift certificate won by Denise McWilliams. We ask that you please support the generous businesses that donated raffle prizes.
Over $4,000 was raised to be used for senior scholarships and for Pickens County school grants. The Foundation continues its mission to touch the lives of Pickens County students!
Photography by Sheila Thompson