Organizers say you should make plans now to attend Bacchanal 2009: A Celebration of Art, Wine & Food on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. hosted by Spankies Restaurant in Cookeville.
The Bacchanal, presented by the Appalachian Center for Craft and Tennessee Tech University, is a Sunday afternoon must-do during the fall and includes wine and beer tasting, a superb cocktail buffet, live jazz and, of course, the exciting live auction of art and fine craft.
The available for purchase during the auction is donated by generous artists locally, regionally and nationally. Proceeds from the event support student scholarships and art programs at TTU and the Craft Center. The 2009 Bacchanal Scholarship winners are Lyla Nelson, glass major; Lorie Sloan, fibers major; Margarita Surnaite and Alina Surnaite, painting majors; and, Morgan Hooker, art education major. Reservations are $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door on the day of the Bacchanal. For more information or to make reservations, contact Shannon Terry at 931.372.3051 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.