Carson House Dinner on Buck Creek is back. Silent auction underway now online. | Local News

According to staff reports

After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular Dinner on Buck Creek event at Historic Carson House is back.

The staff and volunteers of Historic Carson House are delighted to host friends and family for this special event, which usually takes place in May. This year, the event will honor Gilbert and Mary Meade Hollifield for their generous endowment of nearly $1 million to Carson House last year. The Hollifields are members of the Carson House Society and a long-time supporter of the historic museum and site, according to a news release.

Dinner on Buck Creek will be Saturday, May 21 beginning at 5 p.m. with social time. Wine, beer and cheeses will be served during the social hour. There will be live music by Lucy Fresina, self-guided tours of the 19th century house and barn. There will be a silent auction at Maison Carson.

The silent auction will also be online. Bids can be made online through the website at

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Online auctions will end on Friday, May 20 and in-person auctions will end at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Anyone wishing to bid in person may drop by the Carson House during regular business hours and will continue through the day of the Dinner on Buck Creek.

Historic Carson House is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Contact the Carson House at [email protected] or 828-724-4948 for more information.

Dinner tickets are on sale for $70 each, of which $35 is tax deductible. To obtain a ticket, contact Maison Carson. The meal will be prepared by Countryside Barbeque and will include beef tenderloin, grilled shrimp skewers, roasted vegetables, rice pilaf, yeast rolls, derby pie and key lime pie, according to a statement from hurry.

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