VIENNA - A unique fundraiser to aid the West Virginia Symphony League-Parkersburg will take place next month at the Parkersburg Country Club.
"Area residents will be able to watch six local doctors prepare their favorite dishes for this successful fundraiser," said organizer Kiki Angelos.
The "Iron Chef Cooking School and Dinner With Doctors" was originally planned for last year, but was delayed when Angelos was injured in an accident. The event will be 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the country club in Vienna.
Members of the West Virginia Symphony League-Parkersburg – front from left, Sharon Longacre, Kiki Angelos, Bev Kerr; and back from left, Diane Chambers, Joyce Stephens, Cathy Freed, Becky Deem, Barbara Fish and Melinda Johnson – pose for a photo before the “Iron Chef Cooking School and Dinner With Doctors” fundraiser on Oct. 13. Not pictured are Linda Brunicardi, Annabella Maijub, Linda Watkins and Sally Harris.
"We are very grateful and lucky to have the participation of six of the area's best doctors," she said.
The doctors participating will be Aaron Perkins, Adam Kaplan, Terry Shank, Wayne Dunn, Miranda (Dunn) Maiers and Peter Filozof.
Perkins will make the salad, Kaplan will make soup, Shank will make the main dish, the side dish will be prepared by Dunn and Maiers with dessert by Filozof.
"The doctors have been wonderful, taking the time out of their busy schedules," Angelos said.
The country club will be decorated in a medical theme with the doctors in their scrubs and the dishes given medical names. Name tags for participants will also be hospital bracelets.
At the end of the demonstrations, guests will receive a six-course dinner with appetizers provided by Texas Roadhouse. A cash bar will be available.
Entertainment will include two belly dancers and a silent auction. The cost to attend is $60 per person with reservations made by Oct. 6. For questions or to make a reservation, call 304-295-6919.
Proceeds from the cooking school/dinner help the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg bring music education to local schools. The next performance will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School on Jewell Road near Parkersburg. "Song of Norway" will include Grant Cooper, conductor, and piano soloist Antonio Pompa-Baldi.