Barn Raising Benefit for the Kingstowne Communion

Barn Raising Benefit for the Kingstowne Communion
August 17, 2019 Michelle Matthews

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Join us for our Barn Raising Benefit for the mission of the Kingstowne Communion on Saturday, September 28th at 6:30pm in Wesley Hall at Aldersgate Church.

That evening, enjoy a decadent, gourmet 4-course plated dinner (see menu below), beautiful contemporary bluegrass dinner music by the extended Kingstowne band, a silent auction and raffles, and the company of old and new friends in support of the mission of the Kingstowne Communion.

It really will be the event of the season!


Course I
Spinach Salad
Virginia ham lardons, sourdough croutons, and honeycrisp cider vinaigrette

Course II
Butternut Squash Bisque

Course III
Apple-smoked Pork Loin
pickled ginger gold apple chutney, Indian summer succotash, duchess potatoes


Roasted Autumn Harvest Squash
mushroom jus, indian summer succotash, duchess potatoes

Course IV
Bourban Caramel Apple Tart
whipped gingered mascarpone

Signature Drink
The Barn Raiser
Ginger ale, apple cider, and crystallized ginger

Also includes water, iced tea, coffee


Valued Guest Dinner Tickets
$48 per person, which includes the 4-course plated dinner above

Premium Round Tables of 6 – SOLD OUT!!!!!
$350 for the table (~$58 per guest), which, in addition to the 4-course planted menu, also includes priority seating and priority serving, a commemorative Kingstowne glass, a special culinary treat with the chef, and a special thank you on the menu and Kingstowne’s Facebook page. (Limited to 4 Premium Round Tables)


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SSG John L. Densham, Jr. currently serves as the Enlisted Aide to the 40th Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Since 2012, when he joined the United States Army as a Culinary Specialist, he quickly became a part of an elite group of military chefs, participating in international culinary competitions. He was part of the gold medal-winning United States Army Culinary Arts Team at the 2016 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany and has taken gold in a variety of American Culinary Federation events. For the last several years, he has managed the Executive Mess for the Secretary of Defense while volunteering his time to work with celebrity Chef Robert Irvine at American Airlines’ SkyBall, the largest fundraiser for wounded veteran programs in the United States. John has been honored by USO Metro, Blue Star Families and has served as the United States Army representative at the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, NC. And he just so happens to be married to Alyssa Densham, the Director of Family Ministries of the Kingstowne Communion.


For information on how to contribute to the silent auction, email Robyn Morrissette at

For other questions about ticketing and menu, email Rita Grazda at

For all other questions, email Michelle Matthews at

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