Wounded Warrior Project dinner party held
by Emanuel County Live | July 2, 2014 11:08 am
On Sunday, June 22, 2014, the Cowart-Talmadge House in Twin City was the scene for honoring this group of people who contributed to the fundraising effort supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. Guests included Scott and Debbie Hudson, Dennis and Karen Ross, Ashley and Agan Tankersley, Howard and Patsy Youmans and Paul and Cathy McDaniel.
Lynda C. Talmadge and The Honorable Kathy S. Palmer co-hosted the group with a lovely dinner party. They donate to the fundraising effort, also. Talmadge welcomed the guests to her lovely home, acknowledging their support to the Wounded Warrior fundraising event.
The guests were served, in tall crystal champagne flutes, a refreshing wine spritzer, garnished with blackberries and fresh mint from the garden of Judge Palmer. Served alongside were cheese straws and Georgia toasted pecans. While enjoying these refreshments, guests were treated to a tour of the circa-1907 Victorian home. The hall, with its 14-foot ceiling, is a grand space, with rooms opening up on either side. Continuing down the hall is the Talmadge memorabilia room, where pictures, books, letters, flags and artifacts are displayed. Throughout the tour of the house, not only were stories shared about the history of the house, but also about the Talmadge era of political history in the State of Georgia. Mrs. Talmadge was married to the late Georgia Governor and United States Senator Herman E. Talmadge, Sr.
Returning through the large kitchen, refilling the refreshments, the group assembled in the lovely sun room of the house, visiting together and waiting for the dinner bell to sound. At this point, everyone joined the hostesses in the dining area to find their assigned seats marked by name cards on silver napkin rings. The table was covered with a linen Battenberg lace tablecloth. Each cover was laid with silver, plate chargers, white bone china with silver band, sterling flatware, crystal glassware and coasters. An exquisite floral arrangement of white hydrangeas, roses, stock, with just a whisper of red Egyptian asters, astromelia lilies and blue delphium completed the arrangement in a large silver Revere bowl placed on a silver plateau. White burning tapers in silver candelabra completed the lovely tablescape. The large sideboard in the dining room held a floral arrangement of white stock, blue hydrangeas, red poppies, white yarrow and curved lines from crepe myrtle branches. The container for this arrangement was a handsome Rose Medallion bowl seated on a rosewood pedestal.
When seated, each guest was served shrimp cocktail, using Georgia-grown shrimp, and presented in antique crystal serving pieces. After enjoying this first course, each guest helped themselves to rolled savory, stuffed pork loin with cream sauce, apricot glazed Rock Cornish hen, saffron yellow rice, broccoli with butter/caper sauce, petite green butterbeans, and homemade rolls with butter. For dessert, scrumptious creme brulee garnished with whipped cream, red and black raspberries and mint leaf were served. Accompanying this were homemade coconut macaroons, pecan tassies, and sandies. Frangelico coffee with sugar and cream was served with the dessert course. Iced tea and water, lemon and mint completed the menu.
After the dinner hour, guests enjoyed the wraparound porch of the house, experiencing the old well, taking a look at the barn, and walking around the manicured grounds. It had been a lovely evening of friends and fellowship.