Friday, October 20

Haskell Honorary Chair for Goldenrod Gala

David Haskell, professor of biology at the University of the South and noted author, has been named Honorary Chair of the Friends of South Cumberland’s Goldenrod Gala fundraiser event, set for Saturday, Oct. 21.
“I am delighted to serve as the honorary chair for this outstanding event in support of the work of the Friends of South Cumberland, on behalf of Tennessee’s largest and most biologically significant state park,” Haskell said. “Even as the park is growing, daunting challenges face those who care for it, interpret its amazing natural assets, and help provide visitors with an enlightening and safe park experience. The Goldenrod Gala is a wonderful opportunity for those who care about South Cumberland State Park to show their support and give back to an area that has enriched so many of our lives.”
The Goldenrod Gala, the first of its kind for the Friends organization, will be a festive evening event in Sewanee, under a ballroom tent overlooking Lost Cove and the newly-dedicated 4,000-acre Sherwood Forest area of the Park. The event will feature a gourmet dinner prepared on-site by Chef Alex Belew; artisan-crafted cocktails and wines; and after-dinner dancing to the South Jackson Street Big Band & Orchestra.
Visit the Gala’s website,, to learn more, and to reserve a table for individuals, family, friends and business associates.