This past weekend the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, IL sponsored it 3rd annual Taste of the Arts. We admit to a bit of bias, but have unashamedly declared it the most successful of the three.
There was a nice dinner, a charming wine presenter by the name of Randy Pelotte, and lots of tasty Australian and New Zealand wines. Our favorite of the night was a Black Opal chardonnay.
This was also the evening we announced our Spirit of Grace Buchanan Arts Patron of the Year for 2005. The winner was long time Monmouth resident David Flemming who won $5000 dollars for the Center in a Fantasy Golf tournament set up as part of the John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity program. Mr. Flemming is pictured center flanked on the left by Mike DiFuccia, the Executive Director of the Buchanan Center for the Arts, and on the the right by Jim De Young, president of the Board of the Directors.
Anyone wishing more information about the Buchanan Center for the Arts and its programs is invited to visit our website at http://bcaarts/org