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Virginia Ballroom to present Mother's Day Luncheon with The Charles Goodwin Trio

April 16th, 2013 10:50 pm by staff report

ABINGDON — A Mother’s Day Luncheon, featuring the legendary Charles Goodwin Trio, will be held Sunday, May 12, at Abingdon’s Virginia Ballroom. Pairing delicious food with beautiful music, this special tribute provides the perfect way to say “thank you” to the mother(s) in your life.

The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will continue through 2 p.m. A buffet-style menu, prepared by Chef Stephen Gilbert, will feature: chilled shrimp; assorted fresh fruits; carving station with beef tenderloin and pork tenderloin; garlic mashed potatoes; early green peas with mushrooms; scalloped tomatoes; sawdust salad; hot rolls & butter; mocha-iced brownies; and Italian cream cake. Coffee, tea and water will also be provided. A cash bar will be available.

Goodwin, a Grammy-nominated icon, organized his first band in 1948, and has performed with big band royalty, including Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Charlie Spivak. He has also been the featured artist with Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians, and The Charles Goodwin Orchestra performed over 1,000 concerts, many sell-outs. The Charles Goodwin Trio, formed in 1974, features Goodwin on piano, son Fred Goodwin on bass, and Eddie Dalton on drums.

Cost of the luncheon is $35 per person, $15 for children 10 and under, with all proceeds benefiting Abingdon Senior Center. Advance reservations are required by May 5. Support for this event is provided, in part, by Food Country and Indoor Farms Greenhouses.

For more information or to make credit card reservations by phone, call the Virginia Ballroom at (276) 628.3911. Reservations may also be made in person at the Ballroom, located at 300 Senior Drive — just off White’s Mill Road — in Abingdon. Payment — check, cash, or credit card — is required upon reservation.

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