Roanoke Social Entrepreneur and Developer Ed Walker to Speak

SustainFloyd invites the community to indulge in gourmet soups from local restaurants at SF’s Dine for a Cause year-end fundraising supper at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8th, at the Floyd Country Store.
Oddfella’s Cantina & Tapas, Mickey G’s Bistro and Pizzeria, the Floyd Country Store, Natasha’s Market Café and the River and Rail (from Roanoke) will warm the winter evening with a selection of fresh, homemade soups.

In addition to this “Souper Supper,” the event will feature Floyd-made ravioli from Floydioli, delicious wines from Villa Appalaccia, , artisan hard cider from Foggy Ridge Cider and fresh-pressed apple cider from Sweet Providence Farm. Breads from Grateful Bread will also be featured along with local cheeses provided by Good Food Good People. Red Rooster Coffee Roaster and The Black Water Loft will serve up organic, Floyd-roasted coffee.

Ed Walker
Ed Walker
Social entrepreneur Ed Walker will be the keynote speaker. Walker has restored a number of historic buildings in downtown Roanoke, effectively creating a new neighborhood. He also created CityWorks (X)po, an annual idea exchange and festival conference, which featured a panel discussion on Floyd this year.

SustainFloyd Director Mike Burton will also present a short program on SF’s current projects and future initiatives and discuss how those fit into the nonprofit’s mission of local development while preserving Floyd’s natural and cultural heritage.

The event will feature a special discount on SustainFloyd annual memberships, which normally cost $35. Tickets for Dining for a Cause are $15 for the general public. Those attending may purchase a ticket/membership combo for only $40, a savings of $10. SustainFloyd members may attend Dine for a Cause for only $10. A limited number of reserved tables which seat four people are available for $150 each. For more information, contact SustainFloyd by calling 540/745-7333, emailing info@sustainfloyd.org or visiting its office in the Station in downtown Floyd.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will support the mission of SustainFloyd, which works to leverage and preserve Floyd County’s existing assets and tradition in agriculture and craftsmanship to help build a resilient rural local economy. To learn more about SustainFloyd and its mission, go to www.sustainfloyd.org.

Details:
What: All invited to SustainFloyd’s Dine for a Cause year-end fundraiser
When: Sunday, December 8th, 6 p.m.
Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St. in downtown Floyd
Admission: $15 contribution; Combo package of admission/SF annual membership-only $40 ($10 savings)