“Not Your Ordinary Dinner Party” fundraiser set for Saturday

Contributed To The Press • Jun 10, 2016 at 8:58 AM

The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will present an outdoor drama theatre, “With These Hands” on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. outside the historic Old Jonesborough Cemetery and Carriage House Bed & Breakfast located on East Main Street in Jonesborough.

The event is part of the organization’s “Not Your Ordinary Dinner Party” fundraiser.

The menu will consist of Washington County Commissioner Joe Grandy’s much talked about barbecue as the main course, complimented with southern sides and a savory dessert as guests are treated to the production, created specifically for the evening by local playwright Anne Mason and available only to those who attend the event.

Mason describes the three-act production as a “dramedy” that takes a look into the lives of several Washington County residents who are buried in some of the oldest cemeteries in the area. Stories will be portrayed by local actors in period style clothing.

The stories will include tales of folks buried in Maple Lawn, Rocky Hill and College Hill Cemeteries.

“Not Your Ordinary Dinner Party” is a fundraising effort to benefit the preservation and heritage education work of the Heritage Alliance, a not-for-profit organization whose region-wide work includes the award winning Oak Hill School Heritage Education program, the Chester Inn State Historic Site and the Jonesborough Washington County History Museum and Archives.

Tickets are $85 per person and will be offered on a first-come, first served basis.

To purchase tickets, visit jonesboroughtn.org or call 423-753-1010.

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