Party at The Pitts 2017

Posted on : 05 Jul 2017 | No Comments

For the 8th consecutive year, KANDU held Party at The Pitts, a renowned annual fundraising event at Diane Hendricks’ beautiful estate. During the day, guests participated in various outdoor activities including fishing, archery, clay shooting and golf. Participants who demonstrated top skills in each sport were announced and awarded prizes that evening after dinner.

During the evening portion of this daylong event, guests enjoyed mouth-watering menu creations from local chefs competing for the honorary title of Kerry’s King of the Grill. A panel of three expert judges from Kerry chose their top three favorite dishes. Congratulations to Gustavo Herrera from The Beloit Club, whose delicious grilled shrimp warm ceviche earned him the first place award. Sarah Boyd from MacFarlane Pheasants won second place with her pheasant kofta and herbed tabbouleh salad, and Katie Koel from Blackhawk Technical College placed third with her marinated pork shoulder with mango and pickled red onion. In addition, guests of the event voted for their favorites to receive the People’s Choice Award. Bobby Walker, Jr. of Merrill & Houston’s Steak House took home this title with his grilled marinated skirt steak with avocado aioli.

An extravagant live auction followed dinner, along with a performance by local favorite, the Penny Mae Dixon Band. The event concluded with amazing fireworks, rivaling any local Fourth of July display, along with a stunning light show.

All of us at KANDU would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Diane, our many sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers and guests. Without your contributions, this invaluable event would not be possible.