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GOOD FOOD, GOOD SPIRITS: LWC hosts event to treat the palate

November 8, 2013

Pictured, Eagles Nest Event Center’s “chef mikeb” plates a duck entreé for patrons at Leadership Whitley County’s Sip & Savor event Thursday night. Post & Mail photos / Christie Barkley

COLUMBIA CITY — A night to tempt the senses was all in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Leadership Whitley County (LWC).

The nonprofit organization held its annual Sip & Savor at Eagles Nest Event Center, Columbia City Thursday night.

Working to develop community leaders and engage local residents, LWC is responsible for producing ideas and concepts, such as the Splash Pad in Morsches Park.

“We want to give people the opportunity and the tools to better our county,” said LWC leader Kelley Sheiss.

“It develops leaders in a way that benefits everyone. As those involved in LWC gain their skills and confidence, it spills over into their jobs, their families and our community.”

Fine wines, craft beers and delectable dishes treated patrons’ palates to rich tastes.

Duck, shrimp and sushi dishes were prepared by the chefs and cooks of Eagles Nest Event Center.

Ambient melodies were provided by Lake City Jazz Effect, complete with a flute player.

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