LDEI Fontbonne University Scholarship Program
On September 23, 2020, St. Louis inducted two dynamic new members into our chapter. In addition, we also introduced the first recipient of our Fontbonne University Marching Scholarship Program. While different from our previous inductions as this was a Zoom meeting, we did offer optional gourmet take-out from a Dames-owned catering business. And to add a little education to the evening, Beth Heidrich and Moira Ross presented a lively account on how they are changing the green frontier through Beth's new venture, KindBio. Beth and her husband Kurt were recently awarded licenses to cultivate medical marijuana, as well as manufactured both edibles and oils. The St. Louis Green "fables Committee launched a new fundraiser, "Local Flavors in a Bag.'' on Friday, October 23. This event was designed to promote local Missouri and Illinois farmers by featuring seasonal ingredients in a gourmet meal kit for two. All proceeds go to supporting student scholarships, and community outreach grants. The Bag included salad. bread, and the ingredients for a main course (Pasta con Broccoli with Chicken) and a de sm (Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream). The meal was packed in an insulated LD El Sr. Louis bag and also included a petite keepsake baking dish. Optional wine pairings featuring Missouri vineyards were available for an additional fee. A step-by-step instructional YouTube tutorial video was made to assist pur• chasers with their meal prep. Our GT Committee was very pleased with the outcome. and plans are in process for another "Bag" event in late Spring.
Former LDEI St. Louis Scholarship Winner Tene Smith preps and assembles "Bags." Photo: Whitney Linsenmeyer