Can you imagine being the owner of an original barn painting by Mint Hill artist Larry Ferguson?   Or a drawing of Dennis the Menace by Marcus Hamilton?   Would you enjoy dining on Angus steaks from DD’s Farms in Mint Hill?  How about an exquisite floral arrangement by Abbey Rose Florist?  A two-night getaway in Historic Charleston?   A few gift certificates from local businesses?

If the answer is Yes, plan to attend the Historic Bain School Dinner & Silent Auction at Pine Lake Country Club in Mint Hill on Thursday, May 29.  Individual tickets are $50; table sponsorships. $500.  The ticket price includes food and beverage valued at $25, resulting in a tax-deductible gift of $25. Reservations are due May 25.

Sponsored by the Historic Bain Restoration Committee/Mint Hill Historical Society, the event will kick off with the silent auction and cash bar at 6 pm.   Jerry Helms will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and Denny Allen will provide the entertainment.  The buffet dinner will feature salad, a choice of entrées, two vegetables, and beverages prepared by the Pine Lake staff. Daphne’s Bakery will provide a special dessert.

Dr. Steve Bain, keynote speaker, is flying in from Corpus Christi, Texas, for the event and will tour the Mint Hill are during his three-day visit.  He is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, ordained minister, and professional consultant.  Born in Hardin County, TN, he is a first cousin (four times removed) of John Bain, the founder of Historic Bain Academy.

To sponsor a table for eight guests, call Jerry Helms at 704-609-5263.  For individual tickets, contact Marty Wyatt at 704-545-4217 or  If you wish to donate items to the silent auction, please get in touch with Dale Dalton at 704-506-7773 or

Please make checks payable to Bain Restoration/MHHS and send to 7427 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd., Suite 105-155, Mint Hill, NC 28227.  Proceeds from the fundraiser, as well as donations, will be used toward the restoration of Historic Bain.