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Don’t cook dinner Thursday night … Chef Sampler to the rescue!

Stop fretting about what to cook tomorrow night!

Let the Chef Sampler’s fabulous chefs do it for you. It’s not too late to grab a ticket for the 7th annual Chef Sampler Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Firehouse Gallery.

And this year there’s a new twist to the Chef Sampler; when you come to feast you’re asked to bring food items to help feed Bainbridge’s needy.

Sponsored by the Bainbridge-Decatur County Arts Council, the Chef Sampler will feature foods from the best restaurants and caterers in town, including Corner Bistro, River Plaza Seafood, Beef-O-Brady’s, Boyd’s Barbecue, Hollycakes, Sandy’s, Jackie’s Kitchen, Barry’s Oyster Bar, Port City Deli, Dairy Queen, Yesterday’s Diner/Silver Spoon Catering, Golden Corral, the Sweet Spot, Bean Around the World and the Book Nook (wine).

The fun evening will include a live auction and a raffle for some fun gifts. Auctioneer Charles Tyson will direct the live auction of items including a seafood feast catered by Dianne Bridges; a photograph by Regina Gossett; a week in a five-bedroom mountain home, compliments of Ken and Vicky H. Bailey; a photo session and an 11-by-14 photograph by Jessica Cannon; an authentic dinner for four prepared in your home by Jim Gisondi; and a painting by Phyllis Lucas.

If you feel lucky, take a chance with a raffle ticket for items including a gift basket from Bainbridge Pharmacy; an afghan from Diane Bridges; three spray tans from the Tanning Company; a bowl crafted by Frank Loeffler; a gift certificate from Kmart; and a basket crafted by Joyce Causey.

Raffle tickets will be $1 each or 12 for $10, available the night of the Sampler.

This year the Arts Council is asking that you bring canned foods and non-perishable items to the Sampler. These will be used to help Decatur County families have food on their tables for Thanksgiving, which falls two weeks after the Sampler.

Tickets to the Sampler are $20 each and are available from Arts Council members. For tickets call Roslyn Palmer at 246-2744.