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'Ewe Are Special' Dinner to Benefit Fred Rogers Center at Jamison Farm

Public Relations
Posted: Thursday Sep 8, 2011
The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College is once again partnering with John and Sukey Jamison on the second annual “Ewe Are Special” dinner at the Jamison Farm on Saturday, September 24.

“Thanks to the generosity and masterful planning of John and Sukey Jamison, last year’s event was a great success,” said Rita Catalano, executive director of the Fred Rogers Center. “The Jamisons again are opening their home and farm for an evening of friendship and culinary delights featuring locally grown and raised natural food prepared by regionally and nationally acclaimed chefs. We are so grateful to John and Sukey and to our event sponsors for their support of this special fundraising dinner to benefit the mission and programs of the Fred Rogers Center.”

Event sponsors are Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Giant Eagle, and the McFeely-Rogers Foundation. Tickets are $250 per person and reservations may be made by contacting Cindy Scarpo at the Fred Rogers Center, 724 805-2750, cynthia.scarpo@email.stvincent.edu. Seating is limited.

Chefs for the evening will be Greg Andrews of The Supper Club, Greensburg; Kathleen Blake, Pine 22 and The Rusty Spoon, Orlando, Florida; Rick Laskie, Parkhurst Dining Services, Saint Vincent College; Jamie Leeds, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Washington, D.C.; and Jimmy Sneed, Fresca on Addison, Richmond, Virginia.

Since 1976, Jamison Farm has been supplying the finest restaurants and chefs in the nation with free-range lamb raised on a 100% natural diet. The lean, firm, and delicate lamb, raised on the picturesque 210-acre farm outside of Latrobe, is praised by award-winning chefs as “America’s Best” and ranked by renowned French chef Alain Ducasse in his book “Harvesting Excellence” as among the finest in the world.

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media (www.fredrogerscenter.org) was established at Saint Vincent College in 2003. The Center houses the official archive of Fred Rogers’ work including scripts, videos, and artifacts from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The Center’s national programs to advance the fields of early learning and children’s media include the Early Career Fellows program; the Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment™ under development as a web-based resource in early literacy and media literacy for teachers, home-based caregivers, and families; and the Fred Forward Conference Series. New initiatives also include program collaborations with faculty and students of Saint Vincent College.

View scenes from last year's Ewe Are Special Dinner at http://www.flickr.com/photos/saintvincentcollege/sets/72157627683309156/.

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