Nearly 100 people attended the museum’s first-ever St. Patrick’s Day party, which was the third collaboration between it and the Old North State Winery. Evan Olson and Dana provided the music for the night, who had more than a few toes tapping. Green beer and green wine flowed freely and those who came hungry got a sandwich from the winery’s deli.
The proceeds from ticket sales go directly back across the street to benefit the museum. The museum also kicked off its “Just a Dollar” campaign last night that is asking locals to give just $1 to help keep the museum and its programs alive and well. It’s the first campaign of its kind in Surry County, and Matt Edwards, the executive director for the museum, said he was pleased with how the fundraiser began.
“This is a great low key and fun event tonight. I’m pleased with the turnout. I would definitely say this is a successful event for the museum,” said Edwards.
Hank Spires, who is on the museum’s board, said he also was pleased with the St. Patrick’s Day event and the “Just a Dollar” fundraiser.
“This is a good night for us. I’m glad everyone turned out to support the museum. Every little bit helps,” said Spires.
Tom Webb, one of the winery owners, said he enjoyed the music and he was pleased at the turnout.
“The museum is such a big asset to the town. If people haven’t gone through it, they really need to go see what the museum has to offer,” said Webb.
Jean Ann Distefano came to Mount Airy Thursday night just to attend the St. Patrick’s Day event. She is visiting friends in South Carolina while she is on vacation from Newark, Del.
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