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Desserts ‘n Denver

Desserts ‘n Denver

The “Desserts ‘n Denver” fundraising event is scheduled for Friday, Nov.17, 7 p.m., to benefit The Arts Council of Williamson County’s Grants Program, and the public is invited to attend.

 The event, slated for The Elm Tree Gallery on Main Street in downtown Franklin, will feature the art of pairing fine dessert wines with sweet gourmet treats. The event, sponsored by Del Rio Wine & Spirits, will feature wine pairing with desserts prepared by local establishments, while Kenny Durham, multi-platinum songwriter and guitarist, performs. Terry Peevyhouse, Charlie Vaughan and Josh Watkins will accompany Kenny.

Linda McLaughlin, president of the Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), says: “We are thrilled to present this unique evening with desserts from so many wonderful establishments: Lillie Belles, Forever Moore, Franklin Mercantile, Monell’s, al dente Catering, Stoveworks, Nick of Thyme Catering, J. Alexander’s, Barbara’s Home Cooking, Heavenly Creations, Sweet Temptations and Menu Maker Catering.  Paired with fine wine and great entertainment, how much sweeter could it get?”

Tickets for the event are only $25 each, with the proceeds going to benefit the Arts Council of Williamson County’s Grant Program.

A limited number of tickets are available, so reservations are required. Please call 615-428-3845 for reservations. The Elm Tree Gallery is located at 317 Main Street, Suite 105, Franklin.

Kenny Durham and Band perform a ninth anniversary tribute to the life and music of John Denver. Kenny Durham is a multi-platinum songwriter from Hohenwald, Tennessee. His original music has been described as a blend of Country, Folk and Pop. Kate Elliott, executive producer of Elliott Arts, New York, says, “Kenny Durham performs with an honesty and a pure sincerity that transports the listener to those great places; truth and love. He is funny, romantic and a true individual. He makes you want to linger.”   For more information about Durham, please visit

To find out more about the Arts Council of Williamson County, please visit To become a member or to be placed on the mailing list, please contact the Arts Council at 615-428-3845 or

The mission for this nonprofit 501(c)(3) service organization is to serve as “a public catalyst for the enrichment of cultural life in the county by funding, promoting and expanding the arts.” 

The Arts Council promotes artistic opportunities by providing financial support, fostering coordinated cultural planning, offering programs to educate and develop future audiences, providing forums of expressions for local artists and by advocating for arts and its member organizations.

Future Arts Council meetings will be scheduled on the third Monday of each month, November 20 and December 18, at 6 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin, Building 2, 2nd floor. The public is invited to participate in the future meetings as well. desserts n denver, dessert n denver