Westover Lawn Party

30th Annual Westover Lawn Party
Summer 2021

The Annual Westover Lawn Party is a signature event held each summer at Westover Plantation in Charles City, VA. This event, our largest fundraiser, centers on family and educational activities, live entertainment, great food and both a silent and live auction. Sponsorship is available at all levels with proceeds from the event going to support the James River Association.

Westover Lawn Party Committee

Jenny Andrews • Wilson Enochs • Andrea Erda
Muschi Fisher •  Jeanine Hinson
Anne Innes • Ian Patrick • Sarah Ruffin

The 30th Anniversary Westover Lawn Party has been postponed until summer 2021.

 

Our heartfelt thanks go out to Altria and the generous sponsors who graciously converted their sponsorships into donations when the Westover Lawn Party was cancelled this summer.

Altria

   

Opportunity to Double Your Gift!

We are grateful for your past support of our Westover Lawn Party and look forward to you joining us in 2021. 

Generous supporters of  the Westover Lawn Party, JRA’s largest fundraiser,  have contributed $70,000 to match any donation of any amount, up to this limit. So your willingness to contribute between now and June 30th will go twice as far. Please click here if you would like to double your gift!

A Selection of Past Live Auction Items

Spring Gobbler Hunting for 2

Anyone who has not enjoyed a plantation breakfast put on by Randy Boyd is certainly missing something. The fact that this package also includes the gobbler hunt of a lifetime for an individual or pair makes this auction item a must-have.

Donated by Randy Boyd

Evening to Remeber

Enjoy a leisurely excursion for 8 along the Capital Trail to Evelynton Plantation. You will be riding comfortable, chic Priority Bicycles fitted with Nantucket Bike Baskets provided by Basket & Bike. 

Donated by John and Jeanine Hinson, John and Kathy Wurdeman, Anne Poarch

Sturgeon Watching Trip

Keep your eyes peeled on this exciting adventure to track and find the legendary and mysterious sturgeon that of the James River!  During the trip, Jamie Brunkow will share the history and lore of sturgeon on the James as well as the current science and restoration efforts. 

Donated by James River Association

Farm to Table

Win this package or split it with friends, and take home an astonishing whole side of beef (minus bones) from a happy, grass-fed and finished Black Angus steer raised on Beechwood Farms pasture in Goochland County, VA. This will be custom processed for you by Buffalo Creek.

Donated by Matt Gottwald

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Tasting and Tour for 14

. Enjoy a tour and tasting at Hardywood West Creek and enjoy their latest craft beer with the brewery’s founders. The evening will also include delicious hors d’oeuvres courtesy of White House Catering.

Donated by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and White House Catering

Sherwood Forest Dinner for 12

Take a step back in time as you drive into Sherwood Forest, the former home of President John Tyler, built c. 1720. 

Donated by the Tyler Family

Game Dinner for 12 on the Banks of the James

From cocktails on the banks of the James River, a candlelight dinner  and wines skillfully paired to each course, you have all the ingredients for a perfect evening.

Donated by Julie & Randy Boyd, Anne & Tom Innes, Total Wine & More

Stay at Cibolo Creek Ranch

It may be only a short drive from the nearby cities of Marfa, Alpine, Marathon and more, but we think you’ll agree – it feels worlds away.

Donated by John Poindexter

Week Stay in Costa Rica

Make plans for a special getaway with this one week Saturday to Saturday stay in Guanacoste, Costa Rica. 

Donated by Paul Kessler

Overnight camping and Paddle

Are you ready for the overnight camping trip of your life? Join Nat Draper, JRA’s Education Manager, for this fun and exciting trip. 

Donated by James River Association

Candlelight Dinner For 10 at Dogham

You and your guests will meet at Dogham Farm in Charles City County where hosts will prepare and serve a 5-course dinner featuring game and produce from the fields and forests of Westover, Dogham, and other local plantations.

Donated by the Fisher, Mitchell and Archer families

Wine and Oysters: A Match Made in Heaven

A fantastic opportunity to learn more about the oysters we love to eat and the wine we love to drink. Up to 20 individuals will enjoy a feast of a variety of oysters from the Chesapeake Region and the East Coast as well as a wine tasting featuring Chateau Ste. Michelle wines. 

Donated by James River Association

WhoDunit? A Murder Mystery Dinner

10 friends will spend a delightful evening at historic Westover Plantation, enjoying the mysterious aura of this 18th century home and trying to determine Whodunit?!

Donated by Andrea and Rob Erda, Lawrence and Freddie Gray and White House Catering

James River East, Richmond

East, Richmond
This beautiful Bob Oller 40” x 20” vector painting will look amazing in your home or office. This is the first piece in a series on Richmond with a view of mid morning looking South East along the James, just above the lower falls along Browns Island and the City. Value $1,200.

the City. Value $1,200.
Donated by Bob Oller – boboller.com

Beautiful Blue Topaz Set

Treat that special someone in your life with this beautiful sterling silver and 18kt yellow gold blue topaz and diamond necklace, earring and ring set. This set features fantasy cut Sky blue topaz gemstones and retails for $2,700.

Donated by Cowardin’s Jewelers

Past Silent Auction Donors

Thank you to our 2019 Silent Auction Donors:

Carlton Abbott • Altria • Amir Rugs Exchange • Aroma Bakery • Lynn Barbini • bbgb tales for kids • Berkeley Plantation • Bookbinders • Bottoms Up Pizza • Bartholomew and Spencer Broadbent • Dr. James A. Burden • Can Can Brassiere • Chadwick and Sons  Orchids • Children’s Museum of Richmond • The Club at Viniterra • Color Me Mine • Conch Republic • Craddock Terry Hotel • Cul’s Courthouse Grille • David Elsea • Edgewood Plantation • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill • Fred & Muschi Fisher • Antoinette Freeman • G Force • Gilt and Ash • Hondos Only Prime • Hoover & Strong • Hope and Glory Inn • Hoskins Creek Furniture Company • Howler Brothers • Hundley’s Horse Drawn Carriage • Indian Fields Tavern • J. McLaughlin • James River Association Board of Directors  • Kathy Corbet Interiors • Kendra Scott • Kingsmill Jewelers • Alison Kent • Holly Kidwell Interiors • Kuba Kuba • L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools • Legend Brewing Company • Libbie Market • Lily Pulitzer • Melito’s Restaurant • Mellow Mushroom • Michael Skin Care • John Morgan • Dr. Joseph Niamtu III • Dianne Nordt • Bob Oller • Orvis • Passages Adventure Camp • Penelope • Peter Blair • Gardner Phillips • Richmond Flying Squirrels • The Richmond Symphony • RVA Paddlesports • Sassy Bee • Shagbark • Shirley Plantation • Smithfield Station • Smithfield Foods • The Cheesecake Factory • The Galley • Total Wine & More • Tweed • Two Rivers Country Club • The Tyler Family • Upper Shirley Vineyards • Virginia Fishing Adventures • Virginia Opera • Waterstone

Event Photos

Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities

Please join us as a sponsor in 2021!

 Presenting……………………………………………$15,000

  • 1 opportunity
  • Signage: Banner at event entrance and on main tent
  • Two Corporate Tables: 20 tickets with JRA party favors and table signage
  • Acknowledgement and logo on save-the-date and event invitation
  • Full-page advertisement in Event Program
  •  Logo printed and name mentioned on all JRA publications, including our e-newsletter and website, with sponsor link highlighting the Westover Lawn Party before, during, and after the event
  • Opportunity to give remarks at event
  • Opportunity to provide input on signature photo, theme, etc.
  • Special recognition gift honoring sponsorship

30th Anniversary………………………….$10,000

  • multiple opportunities
  • Signage: Banner at event entrance and on main tent
  • Two Anniversary Tables: 12 tickets with JRA party favors and table signage
  • Acknowledgement and logo on event invitation
  • ½ page advertisement and acknowledgement in Event Program
  • Logo printed and name mentioned on all JRA publications, including our e-newsletter and website, with sponsor link highlighting the Westover Lawn Party before, during, and after the event
  • 30th Anniversary Sponsor call-out on website
  • Special recognition gift honoring sponsorship

Tent…………………………………………………………$5,000

  • 4 opportunities
  • Signage on large event tent: choose from Auction Tent, Children’s Activity Tent, Program Tent, and Seafood Tent
  • One Corporate Table: 10 tickets with JRA party favors and table signage
  • ½ page advertisement and acknowledgement in Event Program
  • Name mentioned on all JRA publications, including our e-newsletter, and website, with sponsor link highlighting the Westover Lawn Party before, during, and after the event
  • Logo on event invitation
  • Special recognition gift honoring sponsorship

Sturgeon…………………………………………..$2,500

  • multiple opportunities
  • Signage in prominent place at event
  • One Corporate Table: 10 tickets with JRA party favors and table signage
  • ½ page advertisement and acknowledgement in Event Program
  • Name mentioned on all printed JRA publications and website highlighting the Westover Lawn Party
  • Logo on event invitation
  • Recognition in opening or closing remarks

Bid Sheet…………………………………………….$1,500

  • 1 opportunity
  • Name listed prominently on JRA bid cards (given out as people enter the event and used to bid at the live auction) and on silent auction items
  • 6 tickets
  • Acknowledgement in Event Program and by Auctioneer at event
  • Name listed on the JRA website

Table…………………………………………………………$1,000

  • (multiple opportunities)
  • Corporate or family table, including 10 tickets
  • JRA party favors and table signage
  • Acknowledgement in Event Program

Eagle…………………………………………………………$500

  • multiple opportunities
  • Signage at the event
  • 2 tickets
  • Acknowledgement in Event Program

Advertising Sponsor…………….$250

  • multiple opportunities
  • ¼ page advertisement in Event Program

 For more information or questions concerning sponsorship opportunities please contact Kristen Miller at kmiller@thejamesriver.org.