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Great food for a great cause

The Barn, devoted to hospitality and the latest amenity to the elegant and stately grounds of White Hall, was again alive with warm hospitality, good cooking and good foods as the Fourth Annual Culinary Experience for Food from the Heart wowed attendees for two days, two sessions each day. 


Charles and Mari Ann Banks, owners of White Hall in Gloucester, were host and hostess. Charles Banks was quick to give all the credit to his wife: “It’s her idea and she puts it all together well and does it well.” And this she does. The donation of $55 per person, 60 guests per session, plus the bag of non-perishable food items which is required to attend, benefits the pantries at Abingdon Episcopal Church, St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church and Union Baptist Church. This year’s Food from the Heart netted $12,000 and 250 bags of groceries. “This is the most we have ever raised,” commented Mari Ann. “W...

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