8th Annual Celebration of The Bluegrass – October 13, 2021

Bluegrass Tomorrow Moving Forward with 8th Annual Celebration of the Bluegrass
 Wednesday, October 13 at the Historic
 Round Barn at the Red Mile.

  WKYT’s Sam Dick and Land Use Advocate Gloria Martin to be honored. Get your Tickets Today! 





Sam Dick
Gloria Martin
Corporate Partner Members
Checks should be made out to Bluegrass Tomorrow Inc.
PO Box 34185
Lexington, KY  40588
Contact Rob Rumpke: rob@bluegrasstomorrow.org

Bluegrass Tomorrow Executive Committee Votes to Move Forward with Event.
With only one month until Celebration of the Bluegrass ’21, the Bluegrass Tomorrow Executive Committee passed a motion at its last meeting to move forward with the in-person event on Wednesday, October 13.
The festivities of the evening will be presented in the safest way possible as we gather to honor Sam Dick and Gloria Martin. Sam and Gloria will be presented with the
Bluegrass Legacy and the Josephine Abercrombie Awards, respectively–the most prestigious of Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Vision Awards.

The Round Barn was once an actual barn giving us many opportunities to create a safe floor plan. Weather permitting, the doors of the barn will be open for dinner and we will offer the cocktail reception outside.
While we are not requiring proof of vaccination, Celebration of the Bluegrass is best enjoyed vaccinated or with a recent negative COVID test.  We will follow local, state, federal masking guidelines as recommended for October 13.  You will receive more information upon registration as changes may occur as the event approaches.
Bayou Bluegrass, Locally Owned & Operated Business, Catering a Sumptuous Bourbon & Kentucky Themed Dinner.
Bayou Bluegrass is a Lexington, Kentucky based, offering full-service catering and event planning to the Bluegrass and surrounding areas. With one owner from Louisiana and the other from the heart of Kentucky, you can get the best of both worlds with a little Bayou in the Bluegrass.  The catering company has two exclusive venues, Copper Roux and The Round Barn, and does year-round catering for events and weddings.
Hors d’oeuvres
Country Ham and Pimento Cheese Mini Biscuits, Tomato Parmesan Tarts
Mixed Harvest Greens with Homemade Ranch and  Balsamic Vinegar dressings
Main Course
Grilled Chicken with Crimini Mushroom Sauce & Bourbon Spiced Pork Loin.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Sriracha Aioli, 
and Herb Roasted New Potatoes
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Sam Dick, long-time News Anchor at WKYT and Land Use Planning Advocate Gloria Martin to be Presented with Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Featured Vision Legacy Awards.
Sam Dick, has spent 34 years as News Anchor at WKYT-TV. Gloria Martin is a long-time land use planning advocate and the current chair of the LFUCG Rural Land Management Board. Each will be honored with the featured awards at Celebration of the Bluegrass on Wednesday, October 13, at the Red Mile’s Historic Round Barn.
Dick, who retires at the end of the year from WKYT, will receive the Bluegrass Legacy Award. Martin, who has also served as a LFUCG Council Member and initiated minimum lot size in Fayette Country rural areas from 10-40 acres, will receive the Josephine Abercrombie Award.  These are the two highest Vision Awards honors that Bluegrass Tomorrow bestows each year.
The annual Vision Awards are a time-honored tradition paying tribute to the best of the 18-county Bluegrass Region each year, related to improving quality of life and place, Bluegrass Tomorrow’s mission.  The dinner event fundraiser is open to the public and tickets can be purchased using the link at the bottom of this email.

The Board of Directors of Bluegrass Tomorrow cordially invites you to a special evening where we will present our most distinguished Vision Awards honoring Sam Dick of WKYT with the Bluegrass Legacy Award, and Gloria Martin long-time land use planning advocate, chair of the LFUCG Rural Land Management Board and former LFUCG Council Member, with the prestigious Josephine Abercrombie Award.
The evening will include cocktails and a wonderful dinner, live music, a fabulous auction and more.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The Historic Round Barn
1200 Red Mile Road
Reception & Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Business or Cocktail Attire
Table Sponsorship (8 guests) $1,000
Individual Tickets:  $100
Individual Ticket & One Year Membership:  $150
Presenting Sponsors (includes table of 8) – $1,500
Silver Sponsor:  $750
Bronze Sponsor:  $500
Ticket Donation for those not able to attend: $50.