IDS Students to display projects at Plenty!’s Chili Feast

On Saturday November 2, at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, Virginia, students from the Second Year Industrial Design Laboratory will be displaying work from a packaging project at Plenty’s upcoming Chili Feast and Tour de Dirt Charity Ride. The students designed paper packaging for some of the produce and dry goods available at Plenty!’s food bank.

Please join us to support Plenty!’s mission as they celebrate with a hearty Chili Feast and live music on November 2nd from 12 – 8pm. Spectators and merry Plenty! supporters are encouraged to join the fun, food, and entertainment at the Chantilly Barn. Meal tickets are $12 in advance or at the door and include chili, cornbread, and dessert — served up in a handcrafted ceramic dish from the archives of Virginia Tech’s Empty Bowls for you to take home!

Join us for the 13th annual Tour de Dirt: a spectacular bike ride exploring lesser-known roads in Floyd County. More than 50% of this ride will be held on unpaved state roads. Gravel bike, cross bike, or mountain bike friendly!!! This is a ride and not a race, meant for fun and fellowship and appealing to riders of most any age. New this year, all proceeds from the entry fee goes to support Floyd’s own Plenty! Farm & Fresh Food Pantry.

The tour will start at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, so please plan to be there by 8:00am on November 2nd to sign in and grab some coffee and snacks. Your tour ticket includes up to four aid stations PLUS a meal ticket for our Power Up Plenty! Chili Fest. Please purchase separate meal tickets for anyone in your party who is not registering for the bike tour. We’ll entertain you with live music and good conversation, and we’ll be offering libations for sale as part of our Plenty! fundraiser. Come ready to chill out after the tour, and consider camping at Chantilly the night before, the night of, or both!

For more information, to register for the bike ride, or buy tickets to the Chili Feast, visit Plenty!’s website.