Reminder: Farm to Table 6/8 & Menu
ANNUAL FARM-TO-TABLE FUNDRAISING DINNER ON BEHALF OF GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY’S ZACH S. HENDERSON LIBRARY TO BE HELD AT THE FOREST HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB ON JUNE 8, 2017
On Thursday, June 8, Pamela Bauer Mueller, Georgia Author of the Year in 2006, 2008, and 2009, will be the featured speaker at the annual Farm-to-Table fundraising dinner on behalf of the University’s Zach S. Henderson Library. This year the event will be held at the Forest Heights Country Club, beginning at 6:30 pm, featuring a menu by Chef Kevin Case using ingredients purchased at the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market. Dr. Michael Braz will once again provide musical entertainment during the pre-dinner cocktail mingling.
Pamela Bauer Mueller is an award-winning author of books for children and adults who makes her home on Jekyll Island on the Southeast Georgia coast. Over the last decade, she has written and published eight books of fiction and won three Georgia Author of the Year Awards. She received a B.A. in Spanish at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She was briefly a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines, married a Mexico City architect and lived there for 18 years. She taught Spanish to corporate executives, worked as a commercial model and an actress in both Mexican and American movies (“Caveman,” “Under Fire”, “Volunteers” among others). She later became a U.S. Customs Agent in San Diego before moving to Vancouver where she began her writing career and moved with her husband to the Georgia coast. Her first three published books, the “Kiska Trilogy,” focused on a wonderful cat named Kiska whose journey paralleled that of its author, from Mexico to San Diego to Canada to the southeastern United States. That trilogy for young readers includes “The Bumpedy Road” (1999), “Rain City Cats” (2000) and “Eight Paws to Georgia.” Since then her books include “Hello, Goodbye, I Love You” (2003) and “Aloha Crossing” (2008), both inspirational stories about guide dogs. Also, “Neptune’s Honor” (2005), about an antebellum era Sea Island slave; “An Angry Drum Echoed” (2007), a look at Indians living in coastal Georgia during colonial times; and “Splendid Isolation” (2010), a novelized look back at the wealthy elite who once vacationed at Jekyll Island.
The Zach S. Henderson Library Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner raises money to strengthen the scholarly collections and services of southeast Georgia’s premier academic library. The dinner supports local agriculture by creating gourmet delicacies using ingredients purchased at the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market. Chef Case’s tentative menu is as follows:
Local Garden Salad with Pecan Goat Cheese Fritters and Georgia Oysters, Fresh Herb Vinaigrette
Sweet Team Glazed Smoked Pork Belly with Tasso Ham Spoon Bread and Crispy Vidalia Onions
Cornmeal Dusted Fried Tilefish with Chow Chow and Tomato Jam
Grilled Strip Steak with Boiled Peanut Succotash and Demi-Glace
Roasted Peaches in Tuile Cookie and Housemade Ice Cream
Please note: The menu is subject to change at Chef’s discretion based on weather and harvest availability.
Tickets for the fundraising dinner are $75 apiece and may be purchased by contacting the Dean of the Library’s office at 912-478-5115. Tickets may also be purchased online at alumni.georgiasouthern.edu/F2TDinner. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 3rd.