On Friday, March 14th the Kentucky’s Main Street© State Coordinator, Kitty Dougoud will be in Henderson to present Downtown Henderson Partnership with the award for best fundraiser “White on Main” Alfresco Dinner for 2013! Kentucky Main Street© is a division of the Kentucky Heritage Council which is the state office for historic preservation. Each year awards are given in a variety of categories to showcase the great work being done in Main Street© communities across the state.
“White on Main” alfresco dinner is fashioned after the original “Diner en Blanc”, the well-known pop-up picnic in Paris. The vision that comes to mind is lovely tables adorned in white linens and decorations while those attending are stylish in white attire. The event transforms the usual black pavement of the downtown into a magical candlelit evening under the stars. Tables are set along Henderson’s Main Street and are reserved. Attendees are encouraged to wear hats and creative attire lending to the artistic European theme of the evening.
A table decorating contest is held and winners are chosen from several different categories. Participants may bring their own meal or order from one of several downtown restaurants. The spirit of the event is a slow European-style dinner which includes an appetizer, main course, dessert and beverage. Live musical entertainment is provided throughout the evening. This event has become one of Downtown Henderson Partnerships most successful events. The state Main Street © program looks forward to seeing the growth of this activity and one day hopes to come and participate!