RALEIGH, NC, September 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Communities In Schools of North Carolina, a tax-exempt organization that brings needed community resources into schools and community centers to aid at-risk students, has announced their first annual Wine Women & Shoes fundraising event. The sip-sational event will be held at Marbles Kids Museum on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Every sole is encouraged to attend. ---
Wine Women & Shoes is an evening of wine tastings, sensational shoes, the latest fashions, food and auctions. Wine-savvy, fashion-loving women and men attending the event will have the chance to mix and mingle with local shoe studs, meet Miss North Carolina - Johna Edwards and the emcee for the evening - Lynda Loveland from Mix101.5, while shopping marketplace vendors set up around the museum for access to the latest trends in shoes, jewelry, make-up and accessories. Guests can savor wine from Trinchero Family Wineries, providing wine from 8 vineyards across California, and hors d'oeuvres prepared by Rocky Top Catering while bidding on remarkable silent and live auction items, including a wine expedition to California.
The major highlights of the evening will be a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue, a "Best In Shoe" Contest and a "Key to the Closet" giveaway. Attendees of the event will show off their own heels to judges around the museum with the hopes of strutting away as the "Best in Shoe" winner. Local vendors have contributed grand accessories and fashion pieces for the "Key to the Closet" raffle, where one lucky winner will take home all the contents in the closet.
General admission is $75 per person. VIP admission, including reserved seating for the Fashion Show and a raffle ticket to the "Key to the Closet" giveaway, is $100 per person. The girlfriend package for five VIP tickets is $400. Raffle Tickets can be bought individually for $50. Valet parking is accessible for all guests. Register to attend at http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/raleigh.
"I want to extend my sincere gratitude on behalf of Communities In Schools of North Carolina, to all who donate to this event, which enables us to surround youth with a state-wide community of support," said Beth Shore, Resource Development Director of Communities In Schools of NC. "We are looking forward to an extraordinary event and the opportunity to further the success of our youth."
For more information about Communities In Schools of North Carolina, visit http://www.cisnc.org or call 919-832-2700.
Communities In Schools of North Carolina, state headquarters for the Communities in Schools network in North Carolina, is a part of the national Communities In Schools network - the leading dropout prevention organization in the country. Currently, Communities In Schools of NC provides assistance to 37 local affiliates serving 44 North Carolina counties. In turn, these affiliates connect students and families to the community resources they need. Affiliates provide students with a one-to-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more information, visit http://www.cisnc.org.
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