Vol State Inaugurates New Swine and Dine Fundraiser

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The Volunteer State Foundation is taking their annual dinner out to the ranch this year for the new Swine and Dine fundraiser on September 20. It’s designed to be a fun night of music, entertainment, and a barbecue themed dinner by Chef Christopher. It will be held in the relaxed atmosphere of the Bagsby Ranch in Gallatin. Money raised will be used to support Vol State student scholarships and college special projects. There are state programs that cover tuition for many students. However, not all students are eligible for the state assistance, and those programs don’t cover all expenses, such as textbooks.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and music by Bluegrass Ablaze. Dinner will be followed by testimonials from scholarship recipients. The evening continues with a game of chance called Heads or Tails with entertainment provided by Tim “The Fiddleman” Watson. He’s a singer and fiddle player based in Nashville who has opened shows for George Strait, George Jones, Lonestar, and Keith Urban, among many others. Currently, Watson collaborates with Kid Rock, playing as part of his band, and has been a featured artist in lineups headlined by Kid Rock.

Tickets for Swine and Dine are $75/per person. To purchase tickets or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alison Muncy at 615 230-3506 or email alison.muncy@volstate.edu.