WIN: Two Tickets to Ohio’s Sweet Hearts on Feb 4th
Posted by cmh gourmand on January 23, 2011
Several weeks ago I was stocking up on New Year’s Eve supplies at the Hill’s Market. My friend Jill, the marketing director, was whipping through the store. She spotted me, stopped and said “Hey duder, I have an idea about this thing I want to do.” (There was a brief pause, I considered running because the last time we had a conversation like this I ended up having to put a parade together). Then a swirl of ideas and thoughts and logistical concerns and a tangent or two came spewing out. At the end she said, “would you go to something like that?” I said, “heck yes”. Then she asked how much I would pay for the event since it was for charity. My response was $35. She has put this together for $25. This is a deal duders so read on. Jill is an exceptional writer so I am copying her press release below. Read it. (P.S. I am solicting a reader to drive me home from this – the prize is a sledding trip with CMH Tobias).
Before that – here is the low down on the contest. Send me an email (click here). I will take e-mail entries until Monday January 24th at 10 PM. Then I will pick one winner at random for the two tickets. If you don’t win – go. This is a good deal and I am sure it will sell out.
I wanted to let you know about an event we’re doing at Hills. We’re working with dozens of Ohio sweets vendors to benefit a new central Ohio organization, Mended Little Hearts. February is Heart Month and when our friend AnnMarie McCallister (of Worthington’s Glad Annie’s Baklava) asked us to consider doing something with this new organization that assists the parents of little ones heart defects and heart disease, we whole-heartedly said yes. AnnMarie told us about how congenital heart disease affected her daughter’s life, and the more we talked about it, the more we realized just how common this is. Several members of our staff have had friends or family members whose little ones were born with heart defects, and our google skills tell us that 1 in 100 newborns are born with heart defects. AnnMarie put us in touch with Riann Taylor, who has taken on the responsibility of starting a new Mended Little Hearts chapter in Columbus. (After raising more than $30,000 for the American Heart Association, they asked her to continue her support by starting this new chapter.) Riann’s son needed open heart reconstruction when he was 15 days old, and will need another surgery in his 20’s. This new chapter of Mended Little Hearts will help mentor families that are newly diagnosed and help support families through the entire journey of living with a heart defect. Their funds will be used toward research, family support and eduction on Congenital Heard Disease awareness.
On Friday, February 4th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., you can taste the best of Ohio’s sweets paired with libations from the heartland (and beyond) in this tasting that benefits Mended Little Hearts, a new support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease.
We’re pairing up 16 of the best desserts our state has to offer with some of our favorite beverages. Our $25 entrance fee includes a donation to Mended Little Hearts, a generous sample of each of the 16 sweets and six drink tickets. (Additional drink tickets will be available for sale: 4 for $5.) Live music will fill the store as you determine your favorite dessert and drink combinations.
We’ll be raffling off prizes, including a pair of tickets to Columbus Food Adventures’ All Desserts Food Tour and a dozen roses from our Floral Shoppe.
Reservations are required for this event. You can make yours today by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 614.846.3220.
Participating Ohio Sweet Hearts:
Brother’s Drake Meadery
Dorothy Lane’s Killer Brownies
Glad Annie’s Baklava
Gluten Free You & Me
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Lexi Loo Sweets & Treats
The Lounging Gourmet Elixers (A new series of elixers from Cleveland, Ohio)
Lucky Penny Farms
Madisono’s Gelato & Sorbet
Pistacia Vera (They’ll be making a new macaron specifically for this event)
Sweet Tooth Cottage
Veriano Fine Foods & Spirits (A New Albany based Italian Liqueur)
The event will be held at The Hills Market, 7860 Olentangy River Road. 614.846.3220