Opportunity Ball Silent Auction Winners Dine In Style!

©™Nelson County Life : Photos By Tommy Stafford : A group of roughly 20 folks got the chance to dine in style recently at Elk Hill, the home of Peter and Betsy Agelasto, after they successfully bid on the dinner item at last October's Opportunity Ball. Chef Ben Thompson of The Rock Barn & Chef Angelo Vangelopoulos, owner of the Ivy Inn, prepared the dinner.

Near Nellysford
Nelson County, VA

A group of lucky people recently sat down and savored their winning bid on a delicious silent auction item from last fall’s Opportunity Ball. The annual event benefits the Nelson County Community Fund.

Chef Ben Thompson co-owner of The Rock Barn in Arrington works on preparing the meal in the Agelasto's kitchen for the dinner recently held in their home.

“It was an auction item created by Joyce Claman and hosted by several couples with Peter and me having it at Elk Hill. Then at the Opportunity Ball several of us went together to bid on it, and we successfully won. So those attending were those bidding on it and ultimately paying to come. All the proceeds go to the Nelson County Community Fund,” said Betsy Agelasto who hosted the event in her Elk Hill home along with husband Peter.

(L to R) Chef Angelo Vangelopoulos, owner of The Ivy Inn, Joyce Claman of Wintergreen who helped organize the NCCF auction item, and Chef Ben Thompson, owner of The Rock Barn, pause for a photo in the Agelasto's kitchen during the dinner preparation.
Scott Osborne with The Rock Barn shows off one of the many appetizers served to the party before dinner.
Looking east out the foyer entrance to Elk Hill, dinner guests enjoyed cocktails on the porch before the dinner began.
Peter & Betsy Agelasto pose for a picture in the elagant dining room of Elk Hill during a recent dinner that benefits The Nelson County Community Fund.
One of the tables set for the dinner.
Betsy Agelasto chats with one of the servers at the recent dinner that benefits The Nelson County Community Fund.



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