Friends of Carl Sandburg Hobo Ball

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CarlSandburg-goatThe Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara will host their third Hobo Ball on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at the Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock, NC.  The fundraising event is a festive and casual evening in a beautiful setting.  The social hour begins at 6:00 p.m. with complimentary beer and a cash bar and features entertainment by Elaine Anderson and Amber Steele, a popular mother and daughter guitar duo.  After dinner, renowned singer, composer, and guitarist Tom Fisch will share a few of his favorite songs.

The Hobo-style buffet dinner will include complimentary wine.  A silent and live auction will feature items donated by both individuals and community businesses.  Items include jewelry, antiques, art work, photography, quilts, overnight stays in fantastic inns, a cocktail party with entertainment, a guided hike followed by an alfresco lunch . . . and more.

Proceeds from the event enable the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara to support the historical, literary, educational and interpretive activities of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site such as the annual student poetry contest, the Folk Music Festival, summer education interns, and the Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence program, which had its debut in 2010.

Dress for the evening is casual, and certainly denim is popular.  The last event included many guests in hobo attire complete with knapsacks!  Tickets are $75 per person and seating is limited.

For information or to secure reservations, please contact Kathleen Hudson at 828-698-5208 or Jan Spicka at 828-891-1606.  Additional information is also available at

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