King Jewelers Supports the Harvest Moon Ball
King Jewelers is proud to support this year’s Harvest Moon Ball and Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee. The 28th Annual Harvest Moon Ball will take place from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 14, 2011. The evening will be a festive affair with a comprehensive selection of fine wines and hors d’ oeuvres while dancing the night away to musical guest, The Atlanta Allstars. Guests will also enjoy the “Uniquely Nashville” Silent Auction featuring local artwork from artists Murat Kaboulov and Amanda Norman, Stephen Webster Thorn collection earrings, and a Rock Royalty 1/1 KAGED guitar.
Harvest Moon Ball Info
Date: October 14, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Place: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Late Party Chairmen: Grace Clayton, Daniel Hightower & Tony Rose
Ball Chairmen: Whitney Daane, Allison DeMarcus & Hugh Howser
Auction Chairmen: Mary Morgan Ketchel & Haden Wiley
Featured Artist: Amanda Norman
For more information about Second Harvest and the 28th annual Harvest Moon Ball please visit the events page at www.secondharvestmidtn.org.
Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee’s Mission and History
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals who wished to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.
Modeled after the first food bank established in Phoenix in the mid-1970s, Second Harvest was designed to collect food that would otherwise be wasted, inspect and sort this food, and distribute it to soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters serving the hungry. During the first year, this process resulted in a total distribution of 160,000 pounds of food to 75 member agencies.
Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During the 2009/2010 fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed more than 53.3 million pounds of food to hungry men, women and children.
Second Harvest’s vision of ending hunger is more important than ever. Hunger is a big problem, and we need everyone’s help to solve this issue. According to the USDA, an estimated 49 million Americans are at risk of hunger, and almost 14 million U.S. children under 18 are food insecure. One in five children in the state of Tennessee are food insecure, and in Middle Tennessee alone, 31 percent of the people Second Harvest serves are children.