Spring Fling 2022 Recap



The Spring Fling (a.k.a the 9th annual Valentine Gala) is a fundraiser that benefits Habitat for Humanity Powhatan and Free Clinic of Powhatan equally.


When & Where

The event is Sunday, April 24, from 4 to 8, at The Mill at Fine Creek


Fling Highlights

The Spring Fling (a.k.a. the Valentine Gala) will be hosted at The Mill. The event will be indoors and outdoors under a tent and in the the Mill's beautiful stone ruins.  We will be treated to the Mill's wonderful fare and you can bid on special live auction packages (see preview below).

Live Auction Preview

15 amazing packages, including those below will be unveiled the evening of April 24 by Auctioneer Brian Pontius of Tilman's Auction Company.

Food Network’s Spring Baking Champ Makes a House Call – Baking Experience for Four

Chef Keya Wingfield, the winner of Food Network’s 2021 Spring Baking Championship, and owner/chef of Keya & Co. custom desserts, will come to your home and teach a class for you and three friends, around your own kitchen island. Hand-pocket pies, both savory and sweet, will be on the menu for you to make, bake, taste and then take home! Plenty of expert tips along the way! Follow her on Instagram @keyandco. Availability June 15 through December 31, 2022, as arranged with donor.

Donated by Keya & Co.


Fan out to Three Courses — The Foundry, Stonehenge and Independence’s 9-hole Course

Be challenged at The Foundry with a round for four, then head to Stonehenge to play another 18 holes, and finish with some short-game practice by playing the 9-hole course at Independence. All include carts. Independence also includes range balls.

Donated by The Foundry, Stonehenge and Independence.


Greenbrier Experience with Friends

Two Traditional room for two nights (including fees and taxes) at the Greenbrier Resort, plus $250 per room for food or activities. The Greenbrier, a resort since 1778, offers luxurious accommodations, gourmet food, signature spa services, as well as an award-wining golf course and a modern casino. Don’t forget to sign up for the Bunker Tour! Located in White Sulphur Springs, WV, less than four hours from Powhatan, this resort can be enjoyed by young and old. Package valid for 12 months, excluding holidays, and subject to availability.

Donated by Spring Fling Committee.

Kill Devil Hills Beach Getaway

Enjoy one week in the off-season at a charming, two-bedroom oceanfront condo in Kill Devil Hills. See https://www.joelambjr.com/outer-banks-rentals/kill-devil-hills/av2-2b-admirals-view-ii-condo-unit-2b for details. Maximum of four guests; winning bidder must be age 25 or older; availability between September 18 and December 18, 2022; date must be arranged with donors by May 24, 2022.

Donated by Lisa and John Hagerty.


Bourbon Tasting and Hors d’oeuvres for Six

Why go to Kentucky when you can enjoy a bourbon tasting at a collector’s home in Powhatan? In an English Pub setting, learn how bourbon is made, and taste a selection from over 70 bourbons and ryes, ranging from White Lightning to some of the finest bourbons in the world. Hors d’oeuvres, alternate beverages, and premium cigars (to be enjoyed on the patio) are included. Date arranged with donors. Expires Dec. 31, 2022

Donated by Joe and Meri Hefferon.


James River House Event for 50

Unique, private, outdoor venue in Powhatan offers extraordinary views, trails, swinging bridges, playground, climbing wall, swimming pool, hot tub, labyrinth, reflexology path, and an open-air, covered space with games for 20+ simultaneous competitors. Activities for ages 3 to 93. Perfect venue for a corporate retreat or a party for family and friends. Maximum of 50 guests for a four-hour event. Availability May through November, 2022, as arranged with donors, and includes a pre-event site visit.

Donated by Bob and Karla Curtis.


Chef Jason Alley’s Classic Party Snacks for 50

Restaurant consultant Jason Alley, the co-creator and chef of the beloved Comfort and Pasture restaurants, will make a special delivery of several of his classic snacks for your next gathering. Includes his famous pimento cheese with Duke’s mayo and Ritz crackers, country ham, red wine jelly pork meatballs, pinto bean dip with tortillas, and house-pickled veggies. Date arranged with donor. Expires Dec. 31, 2022.

Donated by Chef Jason Alley.


Golf for Four at Both the Foundry and Independence

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Fine Creek and the Old-World stone clubhouse at the Foundry! Includes a round for four with, carts and a fore-caddy, and then head to lunch there with a gift certificate. Also enjoy the Championship Course at Independence for 18 holes. Includes carts, range balls and a $100 gift certificate at Tavern 19.

Donated by Roddy Davoud, John Saber, Independence Golf Club and Susan Winiecki.


Virginia Beach Oceanfront Weekend

Two nights at Marriott Resort Virginia Beach Oceanfront (at 42nd Street), where all rooms have ocean views, plus a $250 Visa gift card for restaurants, spa treatments, or activities of your choice and a family membership to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, where you can catch Maya Lin’s “Study of Water” exhibition through September. Enjoy amenities of indoor/outdoor swimming pools, large 24-hour fitness center, access to Cavalier Hotel’s SeaMill spa, and spacious landscaped grounds with bocce ball, fire pits and terraces. Subject to availability. Must be used by April 30, 2023.

Donated by Lummie Jones/Napier ERA.


Cuisine Meets Art – Private Five-Course Meal for Ten

David Dunlap, one of the region’s top chefs and owner/chef of Midlothian Chef’s Kitchen, will provide an interactive, chef’s choice, five-course meal for ten guests in an art-filled, spacious “Quonset hut with a view” in Powhatan. Before opening his own restaurant, this Alain Ducassse and Inn at Little Washington alum, was executive chef at the Quirk Hotel’s Maple & Pine. Three of the five courses include wine pairings. Availability Monday through Thursday evenings, June 20 through December 15, 2022, as arranged with donors. Expires Dec. 31, 2022

Donated by Chef David Dunlap and Bob & Karla Curtis.


It's Sunny in Short Pump – Cooking Experience for Ten

Learn the basics of making three classic dishes inside Lehja’s gazebo in Short Pump Town Center, a restaurant that Washingtonian magazine calls one of the best in RVA, and Forbes magazine food writer John Mariani deems “one of the best Indian restaurants in America.” Owner/chef and sommelier Sunny Baweja, a semi-finalist for a 2019 James Beard award, will take your group of ten on a culinary journey across India. Wine pairings for two of the three dishes included.

Availability Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., as arranged with donor. Expires Dec. 31, 2022.

Donated by Chef Sunny Baweja Lehja.


A Ready-Made Cocktail Party -- Barrel of Spirits and Appetizers for 20

From Blanton’s to Buffalo Trace bourbon, from Cirrus vodka to Hendrick’s gin, a literal barrel of tasting fun, for your own home or to share!  By combining a selection of these spirits with Garnish Catering’s appetizers and desserts for 20 guests, you’ll have all the ingredients for a ready-made cocktail party. You’ll select five appetizers from Garnish Catering’s a la carte menu (one cheese, two protein, one seafood, and one veggie). They’ll include a dessert tray of chef-selected sweets and fruit, and will deliver all the prepared trays to your door. Availability for Garnish trays are Monday through Thursday evenings, as arranged with donor.

Spirits donated by Boards of Free Clinic of Powhatan and Habitat for Humanity-Powhatan.

Appetizer and dessert trays donated by Garnish Catering.


Good Things Come in Threes! Two Events for Four plus One Gift Card

Begin at Three Crosses Distillery in Powhatan with a spirits’ tasting for four, along with three bottles of whiskey and a $25 gift card. Then, take a trip to Manchester’s Hatch Kitchen for a four-guest tour of Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches with chefs/creators Hannah Pollak and Xavier Meers. Nightingale “sammies” are available at over 100 RVA groceries and restaurants, plus Goldbelly’s online. At the tour’s end, get a box of ice cream sandwiches to go! Tour availability Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. For your final “scoop” of fun, enjoy a $100 gift certificate to Chef Walter Bundy’s Shagbark restaurant in Libbie Mill. Shagbark showcases the bounty of local farmers, fisherman, and artisans with a modern approach to up-south cuisine. Expires by Dec. 31, 2022.

Donated by Three Crosses Distillery, Jill Trapp, Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Shagbark.


Wine Tasting at The Vino Market for 20

Enjoy a tasting of fine wines at Midlothian’s locally-owned Vino Market. Includes a $100 gift card for purchasing charcuterie or other hors d’oeuvres from the Market’s café or deli. Maximum of 20 guests. Date to be arranged with donorsThe Vino Market.

Donated by The Vino Market and Darien & Robin Cupka.

Couple's Night Out in Powhatan ---- 1933 Public House and Bienvenue  

Enjoy a dinner, with a $100 gift certificate, of New American cuisine at Powhatan Village’s newly-opened 1933 Public House, then walk across the road to spend the night at Bienvenue, a carefully renovated 200-year-old building that exudes its original authenticity, character, and charm. Your second-floor room features a king bed, aesthetic fireplace, and private bath. Includes full use of the kitchen, should you want to treat your partner to breakfast in bed! Subject to availability; date arranged with donor.

Donated by Michael Potter.









Hearts and Shapes


 Individual tickets are $135 each. For more information on individual ticket purchases, sponsorship opportunities or questions, please contact

Terry Sanders at 804-598-2750


Entertainment Highlights

Matt Schmidt - Caricature Artist

Matt is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He started drawing caricatures for the Philadelphia Zoo under a caricature company, Goofy Faces, from 2011 - 2013. Since then, he has grown his business by drawing for parties, weddings, corporate events and more. 


Chris Michael - Celebrity Magician 

At just 21 years old, the corporate event and Trade Show Magician, Chris Michael has done two national tours, consulted for Americas Got Talent along with various television shows and has become one of the most successful performers of his generation. Having performed over 300 shows a year, he’s now the Corporate Magician of choice for the Washington Redskins and has had the distinct honor of being a repeat performer for the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, and even the FBI. Otherwise, he specializes as a corporate event magician. When he’s not performing for these groups, he loves performing up and down the East Coast, sharing his unique mix of beatboxing, mentalism, original magic, and above all, comedy with as many people as possible. He truly loves what he does and it will surely show when you see him perform. Chris's magic has been seen on 4 national TV Shows and has over 10 million views worldwide. Chris Michael, entertains and engages the audience with his amazing magic tricks. He brings laughter and fun to entertain the guests. He knows how to deliver a brand's message and make it reach an audience with hilarious comedy and magic tricks.

Hearts and Shapes


(to date)

Heart Cookies

Diamond Sponsor - $7500 & up

Envestnet Money Guide • Bob & Karla Curtis • Tony and Laura Leal


Gold Sponsor - $5000 & up

C & F Bank • Terry and Don Sanders

Barbara Brown • Doug & Linda Brush


Ruby Sponsor - $2,500 & up

Nancy Bruchbacher  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church • Lummie Jones/ Napier ERA

The Rotary Club of Powhatan • Carter & Kay Adams • Mark & Susan Ferreri • Robb & Lynn Stallworth

 Joe & Meri Hefferon

Champagne Sponsor - $1,000 & up

Connie & Bill Moslow    Virginia Physicians/Midlothian Family Practice

Cassandra Dodson Paul & Jill Trapp  Jim & Jane Kelly • John & Roseleen Rick     

Susan Winiecki • Southside Electric Cooperative • Roddy & Cindy Davoud • Larry & Pat Lyons

Msgr. Kevin Irwin • Jimmy & Pinckey Sowers • Brian & Erin Pontius • Gregory & Sharon Kessel

Anne Lewis • Sandra & Francis Shelton • David Dunlop • Lisa & John Haggerty • Lehja

Powhatan Lions Club Foundation 

Rose ($500+)

William Moslow Jr •Proforma Stand Out Branding•  Robert & Jane Ruehrwein •  Bill & India Cox 

Ron Crawford & Melanie Bailey • Gayle Timberlake and Bruce Butler 

Michael & Lelia Winget-Hernandez • John & Michelle Odden • Jame & Mary Lynn Gramp

Robert & Deborah Thompson (RMT Custom Construction) • M. Stevens Harris 

Steve and Patti Mulherin • Green Truck Printing • Bill & Dona Carlson • Dale & Sandy Prokopchak

Brian & Angela Bortell • Reed & Gail Schweickert 

Three Crosses Distilling/ John and Michelle Davenport • Jason Alley 

The Foundry Golf Club • Garnish Catering • Independence Golf Club 

Michael & Amy Potter  • Sandy Prokopchak • Paul & Liz Sabbatini • Reed & Gail Schweickert

Tiffany Smith • Anne Lewis  • Eric and Christine Jablon

CHocolate ($250+)

Colony Construction • Ted and Connie Harriss • Betsy Wilton • Chadwick and Sons Orchids

Joe & Mary Romeo • Vino Market • Betsy Wilton • Carrole Barr • Dick & Pat Humphrey • Keya & Co

Stonehenge Golf & Country Club • Lou and Nancy Markwith • Citizens Bank & Trust


Kiss (1oo+)

Candace Prendergast • Steve Young • Ava Gay Bartlett • Vintage Antique Shack 

Darien & Robin Cupka • Fine Creek Brewery • Katherine Bernard • Delisio's Desserts 

Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches • John Saber • Shagbark • Ann & John Snead

Mary Lou Sybert • Barbara Taylor • Robin and Mary Frances Adair

Smooch (5o+)

Troy and Veronica Dickson • Joan Cordle • Eric & Kimberly Lyons • Tom & Elsie Tokarz

Peck (25+)

Pink 3D Hearts