Wine and cheese event to benefit Bloomfield-Eastern Greene library

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Look for a wine, cheese and music fundraiser to land at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library on April 2 -- with all proceeds going to the Greene County Literacy Coalition.

It's the second year for Wine and Cheese in the Stacks, explained John Helling, who serves as the library director and president of the Greene County Literacy Coalition.

"It's just to come and taste wine, sample cheese and listen to music. It's a time to be social," Helling said. "People can breeze in and breeze out."

Last year's event was quite successful, he noted.

"We sold out last year. We had somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 with no advertising. This year we're trying to sell more than that."

All proceeds go to Greene County Literacy Coalition -- which is an organization that provides free tutoring to adults in a variety of areas, such as GED tutoring, English as a second language, citizenship and other areas of education.

"Come enjoy a night of wine, cheese, art and live music at the Bloomfield Public Library. Wine is being donated by Oliver Winery," Helling said.

This year's event is slated for 6 - 8 p.m.

The idea for the event came from Helling and Beth Burcham.

"We thought it would be a neat thing to do this," he said.

Look for the live sounds of the Horse Shoe Bend Band as well as Linton native Sarah Moore to share some song along with artwork by Jill Spires to be a part of a silent auction.

Tickets are $15 or two for $25. Call 384-4125 and ask for Beth or John to buy tickets or for more information.

Tickets are limited, so don't wait, Helling noted.

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