Our speaker for November’s luncheon is Lynne Drysdale Patterson, a Christian singer/songwriter, author and speaker. She writes non-fiction children’s stories based on historical women and has appeared on a variety of local and national television programs as a performing artist, cookbook author and guest chef. Her recently published book, Taproots of Tennessee: Historic Sites and Timeless Recipes, takes readers on a historical and culinary tour of the Tennessee Historical Commission’s seventeen state historic sites with a collection of period foods from each site and menus with updated recipes for the twenty-first century enthusiast.
Lynne’s site histories provide readers with a journey through the accounts of Tennessee’s early settlers, their homesteads, cookery, schoolhouses, stage coach stops, and religious life. Her site recipes range from historic offerings, such as peaches from General Daniel Smith’s Rock Castle State Historic Site orchard fashioned into a delectable peach pound cake-potentially shared with neighbors Andrew and Rachel Donelson Jackson-to more modern representations of historic preparations and presentations, such as Scottish-influenced Scotch Barley Soup and Scotch Egg likely eaten by Sam Houston. She will have great stories to tell and will bring copies of her new book for those interested.
Charity of the Month: Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, they’ve been tireless advocates for our nation’s finest, improving the lives of millions of warriors and their families. Wounded Warrior Project is transforming the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in our communities.
Fundraising efforts support Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) programs and services, which are provided at no cost to warriors and their families. More than $197 million went directly to these programs in our last fiscal year. Seventy-two percent of donations pays for programs, and the balance pays to support them. They are humbled to be recognized as a charity with great impact, operating with efficiency, transparency, and accountability. They are an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), top-rated by Charity Navigator, and hold a GuideStar Platinum rating.
Door prizes are a fun part of our Luncheons – like Christmas all year long! So please consider bringing a gift to pass along and watch the smiles and excitement build around the room as winners are called and door prizes awarded! Please include your name and the contents to help Judy Peck announce the gift and the gift giver.
To make reservations for the luncheon, you now have three options – you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text Claudette Delk at 502-226-0462. We need to have your reservation no later than 8:00 pm, Monday, November 11th. The cost of the luncheon is $22 if a reservation is made and $25 for walk-ins.