More than 1,000 supporters attended Harpeth Conservancy’s 19th annual River Swing at River Circle Farm in Franklin.
This was the sixth year Christian Currey chaired the fundraiser, which is held on his property. He made a significant commitment to the event this year with the installation of River Swing Way, a service road that will allow the evening to be held regardless of the weather.
Olivia Olive Oil provided bite sized samples for the attendees and Puckett’s served passed appetizers and a buffet meal with their award winning barbecue.
Beverages were donated by Lipman Brothers, and Bill Forrester’s team stocked and staffed the bars that offered a special “Watermelon Splash,” featuring Finlandia Vodka.
A new addition this year was an upgraded whiskey bar with products from Jack Daniel’s, Happenstance, O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey, Old Hickory Whiskey and Bourbon and Sweetens Cove.
The silent auction was expansive with 162 packages, including two tickets for all three days of Widespread Panic at Red Rocks in 2023, a chainsaw from TriGreen that sold for $25,000, and an autographed guitar from Mötley Crüe by lead singer and River Swing attendee Vince Neil.
Table decorations were rocks from the Harpeth with floating candles keeping water and rivers literally at the center of the event. Event direction was from Garden Delights Fine Florists and AmosEvents.
The highlight of the evening was music by five-time Grammy Award Winner, Keb’ Mo’, along with music from Trevor Clark Trio, The Bluff and The Sweet Lillies.
Harpeth Conservancy’s mission to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee by employing scientific expertise and collaborative relationships.
Tennessee’s waterways provide drinking water to more than three million people, as well as for recreation and vital transportation.
For more information about Harpeth Conservancy, visit www.harpethconservancy.
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