The 11th annual Southern States Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.

All who attend can look forward to an enjoyable social hour and great entertainment, a catered dinner and plenty of homemade desserts. Ladies who plan to attend are reminded to bring their favorite dessert, as these delicious offerings are always one of the highlights of the evening. Cost is $15 per person. The reservation deadline is July 30, or until sold out, so mark your calendars. To make a reservation at this late date, call Howard/Judy Hickerson at 456-9163 to see if it's possible.

Many Glade residents from the South have attended this dinner in the past and have found it to be an excellent opportunity to "meet and greet" fellow Southerners. You qualify as a "Southerner" if anyone in your household is originally from one of the following: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. Entertainment will be provided by cast members from the Cumberland County Playhouse. Attendees are requested to bring any memorabilia from their states for decorations, such as flags, home-state license plates, etc.

Please make checks payable to Southern States Dinner. For further information, call Howard and Judy Hickerson at 456-9163.