T he fun and tasty Outside the Box benefit supporting Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee will be returning February 7 with a new lineup of delicious desserts. The tasting event features several local chefs’ unique interpretations of the renowned and ubiquitous Girl Scout cookie.
Restaurants participating last year included the Red Pony, Saffire, Puffy Muffin, Mack & Kate’s and Merridee’s Breadbasket. This year’s list has not been announced yet.
The 2017 event will honor Sharon Hatcher, farm manager and an integral part of the Hatcher Family Dairy. Hatcher Dairy has been a family-run dairy milk business since 1831. For more than 175 years, the farm has been committed to the core values of faith, quality, cooperation, integrity and stewardship.
“Combining innovation and creativity, Sharon was fundamental in Hatcher Family Dairy’s decision to process and pasteurize its own milk,” says GSMIDTN President Agenia Clark. “As many dairy businesses suffered from rising costs of fertilizer and fuel, Hatcher Family Dairy’s ‘farm-to-table’ approach kept the business sustainable. Sharon’s courage and confidence in this decision is exemplary of the Girl Scout mission, and Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is proud to honor her at this year’s event.”
Girl Scout programs teach girls and young women business ethics and confidence and character, among other practical skills. Girl Scouting has positively effected the lives of girls across Middle Tennessee, and proceeds from this event will directly benefit the GSMIDTN programs, summer camps and volunteer resources that have made that positive impact possible. Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee serves more than 13,000 girls.
For Outside the Box sponsorship opportunities, to get more information about the event or purchase a ticket, please visit gsmidtn.org/outside-the-box.