Wine & Dine, one of our major fundraisers, was held at Oak Hills Event Center in Eden. The event featured heavy Greek hors d’oeuvres prepared by Caterfest with lamb donated by Massey Creek Farms. Lucky City and MC Jones of Mutual Distributing paired Mediterranean wines with the buffet items while Veronica & Company provided an evening of musical enjoyment. In addition to door prizes, the event featured a silent auction of works by local artists, and two separate raffles for art. The Board Raffle consisted of five pieces donated by members of our board, and the second raffle was for a painting by Phil Link donated by Tom Lanier.
Thank you to the following artists and businesses for making our event a success:
Arts & Frames
Bunnie’s Flowers `n Things
Chinqua Penn Plantation
Connections—Integrative Massage Therapy
Dan River Coffee House
Mary Alice Collins
Alta Sue Howell Elledge
The Collins Family
Bob & Pat Foeller
The Front Porch
Massey Creek Farms
MC Jones—Mutual Distributing
Oak Hills Event Center
Veronica & Company
Samples & More
Jean Ann Wood
Alan & Jenny Walton
“Winter-Wine Wonderland,” the region’s only winter wine festival, was held Saturday, January 29, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Education Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC.
The fund-raising event was co-sponsored by the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Education Center Advisory Board and the Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County. Proceeds will support scholarships for youth to attend the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp and benefit the Fine Arts Festival Association.
Wineries present included Grove Winery, Chinqua-Penn Wines, Benjamin Vineyards, and Locklear Winery. Local food tastings were provided by www.piedmontlocalfood.com
Hot chocolate and apple cider was available for children and designated drivers. Art exhibits and demonstrations will be provided by local artists, and live entertainment filled the afternoon. Many varied door prizes were given away.
“Winter-Wine Wonderland” helps to support kids at camp, artists, and North Carolina wineries and agriculture. Advance tickets were only $20 each—or a dozen for $200! Tickets were available from Grove Winery, Chinqua Penn Gift Shop, Brenda Ward at Wentworth Town Hall, Texie Needham at Home Savings Bank in Reidsville, or any Board Member of the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp or Rockingham County Fine Arts Festival Association.