Bacchanal 2009 offers art, music and auction to support scholarships

Posted by Karen Lykins - Monday, September 28 2009
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Bacchanal 2009 Underwriters, Sponsors & Patrons

Don’t miss the art party of the year – plan now to attend Bacchanal 2009: A Celebration of Art, Wine and Food on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m., hosted by Spankies Restaurant in Cookeville. This popular, annual event is in support of art student scholarships and programs at Tennessee Tech University and the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Guests will enjoy live jazz by John Richards while they treat themselves to a delicious cocktail buffet, taste a variety wines and specialty beers, and peruse the wide selection of art and fine craft available during the exciting live auction that starts at 2:30 p.m.

Reservations are $40 per person (until Fri., Oct. 23) and $45 at the door the day of the Bacchanal; guests receive commemorative wine and pint glasses and complimentary valet parking. For information and reservations for Bacchanal 2009, call Shannon Terry at 931-372-3051 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

“The Bacchanal’s generous supporters continue to donate artwork, funds, products and services, as well as their immense talents, to the event. The planning and execution of the Bacchanal is a prime example of a successful partnership between the community and the University that provides extensive opportunities for our students,” said Ward Doubet, director of the Appalachian Center for Craft and Bacchanal committee chairman.

“The Bacchanal’s devoted donors have been committed to the success and growth of the event and its mission of supporting art students and their education,” said Jane Dudney Roberts, promotions and development manager at the Craft Center and Bacchanal coordinator.

“This year’s Underwriters [at the time of this article] are Derek and Diana Baranowski, Boson Software and Training, Budweiser of Cookeville, Horizon Wine and Spirits, Luscious Luxury Items, Spankies Restaurant, and Swallows-Newman Insurance Agency. Our Patrons are Cravens and Co. Wealth Management, Luna and Birdwell Investment Group, Mary Pashley and E.J. Mackie, and Streamliner Creative Group. The 2009 Sponsors are Chartwells at TTU, Cookeville Communications, Electronic Express, Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites, David Matlock, Ted McWilliams, Merchandise Express and Party Rentals, Shelia Cupp, formerly of Spring Creek Pie Co., and WCTE,” said Roberts.

For out-of-towners and anyone needing a weekend get-away from their house, event sponsor Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites in Cookeville is offering discounted rates for Bacchanal revelers on standard queen and king rooms for the weekend of Oct. 24-25. For information and reservations, call the Marriott Fairfield at 1200 Sam’s Street at 931-854-1050 or visit
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