Posted by Christina Jedra June 1, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by The Marblehead Festival of Arts:
The Marblehead Festival of Arts Annual Champagne & Culinary Arts Reception will be held Sunday, June 30, from 5 to 7 pm, under a tent at historic Fort Sewall, overlooking beautiful Marblehead Harbor. The Reception celebrates the opening of the Summer Season and the Marblehead Festival of Arts, to be held July 4-July 7
Reception chairpersons Sandy McLaughlin and Jennifer Fox are excited about this year’s delicious food offerings. “We are happy to have both new, exciting restaurants and returning favorites join us. All of the restaurants will showcase their menu specialties.”
This year’s food establishments feature the best of the North Shore, including Becky’s Gourmet, Bonne Bouche Caterers, Edible Arrangements, Hungry Betty’s, Jack-Tar American Tavern, The Landing Restaurant, , Soall Bistro, Manhattan Sandwich Company, The Blue Ox, 5 Corners Kitchen, Darios Catering, Comella’s, Starbucks and Yanolfo.
White Lightnin’ will entertain with a musical style that includes Dance, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classics and Standards..A true crowd pleasing, energetic band that will further enliven the party atmosphere emanating from the stage at Fort Sewall.
The tradition continues with the Hat Contest judged by a committee headed by Marilyn and Sy Fishman. Guests are encouraged to have fun designing their special hats, always known for their originality, local color, history and the July 4 celebration. This year’s prizes, gift certificates to the Festival’s Logo Store, will be awarded for the best “Creative” and most “Elegant” hat.
“In addition to the wonderful restaurants, music, hat judging, Logo Product and overall festive ambiance of the Reception, the beautiful floral arrangements gracing the tent entry will be provided by the very talented Flores Mantilla of Marblehead,” McLaughlin said.
The Champagne & Culinary Arts Reception is a fundraising event for the summer Arts Festival. Invitations are available on June 30 for donations of $55 per person, and in advance for donations of $50 per person at these Marblehead locations : Arnould Gallery and Framery (111 Washington Street), Shubie’s Marketplace (16 Atlantic Avenue) and Spirit of ’76 Bookstore (107 Pleasant Street). For more information, visit www.MarbleheadFestival.org.