Frequently Asked Questions
Where did this idea come from?
“Dinner with Friends” was the Community Medical Clinic’s fundraiser for the last 4 years that was started by David Stinson. It involved friends of the clinic hosting dinner parties, inviting their friends and asking their friends to make a donation to the clinic at the event. “Dinner with Friends en Blanc” is a themed version that has now changed to “Let’s Party like Gatsby at Dinner with Friends,” bringing the entire community together.
Where is the event being held?
It is a mystery! The location will be revealed via text and email before the event.
What should I pack in my picnic dinner?
For our picnickers, anything is fine! You can go simple (cheese, crackers and fruit) or really get creative and festive. Bring food, drinks (NON-ALCOHOL ONLY), and everything you need for a picnic. Table cloths are provided this year!!!
For our Sponsors, no need to bring anything except your table decorations. Your meal will be provided.
Will there be alcohol at the event?
Cash bar is available. (PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY OUTSIDE ALCOHOL.)
Do I have to wear 1920s attire?
Yes! Men and women must all wear 1920s attire. It makes the event extravagant and makes for some great pictures. Outfits can be dapper shorts, pants, dresses, etc. Make the outfit yours and get creative! Check out some local downtown stores to look for creative ideas!
Will there be entertainment?
Yes, we will have music for the guests.
What happens if it rains?
The event takes place rain or shine. Pull out your umbrellas and rain jackets!
Do I need to bring my own plates, napkins and cutlery?
Yes, and it should all be festive. Please keep in mind that there are round tables. Table clothes will be provided this year!!!!!
If my friends did not receive an invitation, can they sign up?
Yes, please have them sign up through the website.
How will the event make money for the organization?
There is a registration fee of $10 per person due to the intimate size of the venue to help cover just the cost. A donation of any amount is expected to support the the organization.
How do I make my check out?
Checks can be made out to CMC. All of the proceeds at the end of the night will be totaled and go towards CMC’s operating budget for 2019.
Where can I get information about CMC
How can we support if we can’t attend?
Sponsor the event and receive recognition on all marketing materials
Donate to the event online or mail checks to 244 Greenville St NW, Aiken, SC 29801. Checks can be made out to CMC with Dinner with Friends on the memo line.
Cheers to “Dinner with Friends” for 2019…and many years to come!