Press Release | Peace at Home to host annual Top Chefs & Rocks Stars Gone Green


Fourth annual fundraiser features great food from local restaurants, local band auction

FAYETTEVILLE—Peace at Home Family Shelter will host Top Chefs & Rock Stars: Gone Green, sponsored by Sara Lee. The fourth annual fundraiser will take place at the East Square Plaza on Thursday, November 11, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Great food will be available from local restaurants. Patrons can vote for their favorite foods in categories like hot or cold appetizer, hot soup, salad, hot entrée, side dish, barbeque, international or dessert. An auction of private performances by local bands hosted by Jon Williams and Neile Jones will take place. A silent auction will also occur. TJ Scarlett is performing.

Tickets are $65 a piece and $675 for a table of 10. An open bar will be available. Proceeds will fund services for women and children who have survived domestic violence. The event has been a big boon for the shelter’s fundraising.

“Top Chefs & Rock stars is our biggest fundraiser for the year,” said Judith Selle, CEO for Peace at Home. “People love the food, the music, and the chance to have one of their favorite bands perform at their own private show. We are so appreciative of the sponsors, restaurants, bands, and people that help put this on.”

Top Chefs include Crabby’s, Tiamo, Greenhouse Grille, Simmons Foods, Fayetteville Country Club, Bordino’s, River Grille, Silver Joe’s, Ella’s, Bliss Cupcakes, Tontitown Café, Theo’s, and the NWACC Culinary Team. The Rock Stars include Boom Kinetic, Joe Giles, Ultrasuede, Oreo Blue, Emily Knight, TJ Scarlett, Tiffany Christopher, Kevin Bennoch, Take Cover, and Strange Heroes.

Top Chefs & Rock Stars: Gone Green is sponsored by Sara Lee, Tyson Foods, Festivities, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Kutak Rock, LLP., Arkansas & Missouri Rail Road, Pel-Freez, Jazzercise, Southwest Airlines, Citiscapes, East Square Plaza, Harps Grocery, Walmart, Maple Leaf Farms, and Cargill.

Established in 1977, Peace at Home is Arkansas’ oldest shelter for domestic violence survivors. Their mission is to END domestic violence. They offer emergency shelter, a crisis line, advocacy, job training,
and bi-lingual services. In 2009, the organization had an astonishing 75% success rate for families moving onto safe and successful lives. Last year, they had 3,936 safe nights for women and children.

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