After a very successful 2016 fun event, Netherland Inn is once again sponsoring our largest fundraiser, The Netherland Inn Lo Country Boil. On August 12, 2017, we will be enjoying everyone’s favorite Frogmore Stew, singing and dancing at the exciting venue, the Kingsport Farmer’s Market. Great food and a chance to further historic restoration at King’s Port on the Holston River!
We need your help to protect our local treasure!
The Netherland Inn Complex is the “Centerpiece” of the City’s 20-year “Riverwalk” / Kingsport on the Holston re-development project. It is essential the financial support for its continued existence be insured.
In the early years of the Netherland Inn Association, federal grants were available and much of the restoration was financed by these grants. Present day, the Inn is maintained and expanded completely with Association dues, memorial donations, gift shop sales and fund raising events. Maintenance costs for the complex are major, and reconstruction of historic additions (such as the bank barn and flatboat) has magnified the operating and maintenance expenses.
We have used 100% of the funding from past events for:
– continuous repair and maintenance of buildings and grounds
– replacement of the heating and cooling system in the Inn
– Parts 1 & 2 of the Inn’s 4-Stage Plan: completion and furnishing of the Museum of Pioneer Transportation and replica flatboat
– Exterior repair and re-painting the Inn
Funds from this and future events will go toward:
– Parts 3 & 4 of the Inn’s 4-Stage Plan: construction of a reproduction of King’s Wharf and the salt warehouse
– We are very excited to announce a new project! Funds are needed for the moving, reassembling, roofing, and wiring of a pre-Civil War cabin to be used as an interactive children’s pioneer museum
All proceeds from the 2017 Lo Country Boil will be used to augment and maintain the Inn.
Thank you for your support of this unique historic site!
Brian McKinney and Darrell Duncan, Lo Country Boil – Event Co-chairs
Jennifer Light, Netherland Inn – Steering Committee
Tickets are $50 per person.
Tickets ordered online will be available to be picked up the night of the event at the Will-Call desk.
The Will-Call desk will be located at the entrance gate.
Payment will be submitted through Paypal. If you do not have a Paypal account, please choose the “Pay with a debit or credit card, or Bill Me Later” option and you can pay with any credit card.
Remember to reserve your alternative meal during the final purchase review by clicking the “Name for alternative meal: Add” option and list the names of all attendees requesting an alternative meal. Alternative meals will be a delicious salad, chicken, baked potato and bread.
Tickets are $50 per person, with three distinct levels of corporate sponsorships available.
William King Tables, commemorating the 1802 purchaser and developer of the Netherland Inn property and Boatyard with the City of Kingsport honoring his name. Sponsors who contribute a minimum of $1,500 will receive tickets for a reserved table of 10, preferred round-table seating at the front of the venue, and inclusion by name in all pre and post-event publicity including television, radio, newspapers and flyers.
George Hale Tables, commemorating the leaser of the property from 1814-17 and his Journal detailing sales, purchases, flatboat construction, crews and shipments and community personnel. Sponsors who contribute a minimum of $1000 will receive 6 tickets and recognition in all publicity.
Richard Netherland Tables, commemorating the family who opened the property as an Inn and stage stop in 1818 and owned and operated the Inn for 88 years. Sponsors who contribute a minimum of $750 will receive 4 tickets, recognition in all publicity, and recognition at the event.
In-kind donations and underwriting of other expenses can be arranged. For payment of tickets or private donations, please make checks payable to “The Netherland Inn”. In order for you to receive pre-event recognition for your sponsorship, please let us know of your commitment by July 31. Please send your response to Bobbie Phillips, 403 Cherokee Street, Kingsport TN 37660 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.