What: OVEC’s 19th Treehuggers’ Ball Fun(d)raiser
When: 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2015
Where: The VClub Night Club, 741 6th Ave, Huntington, WV, 25701
Who: Presented and organized by the Board of Directors of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition; musicians and bands will include Karen Scalf, the Shadowshaker Band, Big Rock and the Candy Ass Mountain Boys, Moonshine Crossing and Of The Dell.
A new feature of the Treehuggers’ Ball will be a food truck parked outside the VClub during the event. Heirloom Mobile Kitchen focuses on locally-sourced ingredients and will offer vegan, vegetarian and meat options.
Why: Throughout the years, OVEC has learned that in order to sustain environmental and social justice work, people need to take time out for fun. And that’s one of the big aims of Treehuggers’ Ball. Folks are invited to come out and have some fun!
What Else: OVEC (the Huntington, W.Va.-based) last hosted this fun(d)-raiser in 2010; the 2015 return of this event will be the group’s nineteenth Treehuggers’ Ball.
Traditional favorites of the event will be back, such as special-edition Treehuggers’ Ball T-shirts and an auction of donated items and services.
Attire for the evening is casual or Christmas casual. Prize to be awarded for the best ugly Christmas sweater. Ugly Christmas sweaters may be covered with the purchase of a new Treehuggers’ Ball T-shirt.
Heirloom Mobile Kitchen’s likely menu for the evening:
Moroccan Chicken Wings — Gardner Farms’ chicken wings with a sweet Moroccan sticky glaze, served with flatbread and a preserved lemon anf mint yogurt with pomegranate seeds;
Gardner’s Pork BBQ — Gardner Farms’ pork BBQ with a local vegetable kimchi on a seeded brioche bun;
Hunter’s Stew — Gardner Farms’ turkey, oyster mushrooms, local kale, and chili puree in a warm winter herb broth;
Vegan Fried Rice — local rice and pan fried tofu mixed with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, sesame, and soy sauce;
Smoked Potatoes (vegetarian) — smoked local potatoes served with ramp aioli and a black garlic vinaigrette;
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies — with toasted pecans sprinkled with J.Q. Dickinson salt (nutless option available);
Pumpkin House Date Balls — date balls made from candied pumpkin seeds from the famous Kenova Pumpkin House, oats, local honey, and dried local apples, pears and dates.