Golden Pheasants Game Dinner
Join Hagley Executive Director David Cole, as he discusses the future of Hagley’s patent model collection at the Golden Pheasants Game Dinner on Saturday, January 27, at the Hagley Soda House. Beginning next year, Hagley will unveil a new exhibition showcasing this unique collection both here at Hagley as well as internationally.
Catered by the Wilmington Club and featuring a five-course dinner, the evening opens with an array of sumptuous game-inspired hors d’oeuvres and open bar. Dinner courses, also featuring choice game items, are paired with wines selected and described by Alain Blanchon. Topping off the dinner is the signature Hagley Cannonball dessert. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., during which guests can participate in a silent auction and raffle. Several exciting additions available for bids include a private behind the scenes tour of Hagley’s patent model collection with David Cole, a beachfront condo vacation in Clearwater, Florida, and a home security system. Returning favorites include a carbide cannon, a case of French wines, and a Pennsylvania Railroad train set.
Dinner tickets are $150 for members and $185 for nonmembers. Guests must be 21 or over to attend. Invitations will be mailed to Golden Pheasants members in mid-December. Call early to reserve your tickets, as reservations for this event fill quickly. Contact Kim Kelleher in the membership office to reserve a table or for more information, (302) 658-2400, ext. 235. Bad weather date is Sunday, January 28.
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