Taste of the Blue Ridge
September 24, 2018
Linville Falls Winery
September 24, 2018
Join us for An Evening in Tuscany, this year’s Taste of the Blue Ridge fundraiser held at the lovely Linville Falls Winery. The event takes place Monday, September 24 from 6-9pm and features a fabulous meal catered by Reid’s Cafe with wine & beer tastings, games, and live & silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the services of the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children.
Taste of the Blue Ridge is our annual signature fundraiser – come out and have fun while supporting services for kids and families! Enjoy local food & beverages, play games, and place your bids on a variety of amazing auction packages donated by businesses and residents. Remember – all the funds raised here, stay here!!
EVENT RE-SCHEDULED for Monday, September 24, due to Hurricane Florence
An evening featuring a fabulous catered Italian-themed meal by Reid’s Cafe & Catering, with wine & beer tasting and sales from Linville Falls Winery and Homeplace Beer Company.
Come out and join your neighbors and friends for a fun night of fabulous food, games and exciting auctions, all benefitting the services of the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children! It’s a great night to Party with a Purpose – investing in our community’s most important resource – our children!
Our goal this year is to raise money for three specific programs: Imagination Library, Play and Learn, and our Community Outreach events like Child Fest, Healthy Halloween and BLOCK Fest. All money raised here, stays here, and directly benefits young children and families in the tri-county region.
Host & Benefit Auctioneer, Michael Parker
Programs the auction helps fund in Avery, Mitchell & Yancey:
Through the popular Imagination Library program, children receive a FREE book in the mail every month from birth until their 5th birthday. The Partnership adds components to support families’ understanding of their role in reading aloud to their child daily, building strong early literacy skills. There are currently more than 1,700 children in Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties who receive books at their home each month.
Weekly Play & Learn groups are offered throughout the 3-county region. Children have access to materials for learning, and enjoy interacting with other young children. Parents and caregivers attend with their child, gaining support for their role in leading their child’s learning. Early literacy skills are a focus, with efforts to engage parents through strategies they can use to extend their child’s learning.
Engaging our community through family-friendly events is a central component of our work. By sharing the critical importance of the First 2000 Days of early childhood, we can work together to ensure services are available to support children’s development. Check out our annual Child Fest event in April, or join children learning through block play at a BLOCK Fest event!