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Taste of the Blue Ridge at Linville Falls Winery Originally Sept. 17th, Rescheduled for Sept. 24th Due to Past Week’s Weather

By Jennifer Simpson

Taste of the Blue Ridge at the Linville Falls Winery on Sept. 24th is just around the corner! Today, we’re featuring 3 of our Live Auction packages that highlight the history, culture and fun experiences found in each of the counties in our region.

The highest bidder for the Taste of Avery package will enjoy a two-night stay at Banner Elk Winery & Villa, plus golf at Mountain Glen Golf Club, and passes to Grandfather Mountain. Add a gift card for a delicious meal at Stonewalls Restaurant and a gift certificate to shop at Fred’s General Mercantile in Beech Mountain, and the lucky winner will have a great experience! An added opportunity to dine with a local celebrity will be announced that nite!

The Taste of Mitchell includes two rounds of golf at Grassy Creek Golf Club, and dinner for two at the Little Switzerland Chalet. You’ll also take home a selection of books featuring the local craft community of Penland, with two beautiful matted photographs by Doug Sudduth showing scenery from Mitchell County. The package winner will also get to test their luck to strike it rich with two free mining buckets from Gem Mountain!

The Taste of Yancey package includes a personal tour with native resident Danny McIntosh though historical sites across the county. You’ll also win multiple golf outings from both Mount Mitchell and Wolf Laurel Golf Clubs, as well as flex passes to six shows at the Parkway Playhouse. Match these excursions with overnight lodging options from both the historic Nu Wray Inn and Buck House Inn for multiple days of fun. A scenic Yancey photograph, and gift cards to the Garden Deli and Snap Dragon pub complete this robust auction package!

Taste of the Blue Ridge is our annual fundraiser supporting the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children. This year’s party will feature a savory Italian-themed meal catered by Reid’s Café, wine and beer tastings, with both live and silent benefit auctions, and other fundraising games throughout the night. Proceeds from the event will support the Imagination Library, Play and Learn groups, and Community Outreach activities for local children and families in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties.

Follow this link to our website featuring Taste of the Blue Ridge: http://blueridgechildren.org/

You can learn more about this fundraising event, and also link from there to a secure site to purchase tickets online. Seating this year is limited, and tickets are going fast, so reserve yours online, before we’re sold out!! If you need support ordering your tickets online, call Ruthie at 828-733- 2899 or email cdm@brpartnershipforchildren, and we’ll be glad to assist.

Please pass the ticket link along to friends, family and colleagues who might be interested in attending this fun party with a purpose. Tickets are $50 each, or you can sponsor a table for $300, which reserves a table for your group of 4, and is perfect for businesses and groups that want to sit together at the event, and have their organization recognized for supporting services for young children and families.

We look forward to everyone coming out to the lovely Linville Falls Winery on Monday, September 24, and joining us for an awesome night out with a delicious meal, wine and beer tastings, and a festive night of fundraising games and auctions. Bring your credit card or check book, and don’t forget – all the money raised here, stays here to support families and young children in our community!