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The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County Presents “Reading Between the Wines”

posted Jan 11, 2013, 11:30 AM by Crissy Nolen
“Reading Between the Wines” will be held Friday, February 8, 2013 at Safari Texas Ranch. At this inaugural event, Honorary Chair Dee Koch and Master of Ceremonies Bob Allen will host a night filled with amazing food, brilliant New York Times best-selling authors and fabulous wine. Blue Willow Books will be on location with all of featured author’s books available for purchase so that guests will be able to have them signed.  This first of its kind event will showcase local and national authors and some of the area’s best restaurants, including Blu, Jus’ Mac, Ray’s Grill, Lasagna House, La Escondida, The Swinging Door, Dulce, Russo’s Coal Fired Italian Kitchen, The Curry Cup, Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill, Centercourt Pizza and Bon Jour Catering.  Authors include: Taylor Stevens, Leila Meacham, John De Mers, Stephanie Jaye Evens and Crystal Allen This exciting event will give guests a chance to learn more about the incredible work the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County does while enjoying fabulous food, fine wine, live music and a live and silent auction. 

The live and silent auction will be filled with unique and valuable packages that are sure to excite everyone in the audience. For those who can’t decide our 100 for $100 raffle offers our supporters the chance to win the live auction package of your choice.  The winner will be chosen at the event, but you do not need to be present to win.  100 for $100 tickets are on sale NOW!

Sponsorships are currently available for the Literacy Council’s “Reading Between the Wines” event, and they range in price from $7500 to $500 with special underwriting opportunities.  Sponsorship benefits include program recognition, a table at the event, signed copies our author’s books, tickets to a special VIP party with the authors and recognition in media materials.  Current sponsors are: Classic Chevrolet, Safari Texas Ranch, Fort Bend Focus Magazine and Focus on Women Magazine, Pamela Printing, Michael Schiff & Sharon Hymes, Pamela M. Logsdon, Rice & Gardner Consultants, Inc., Riverstone Development, Mitchell & Duff, LLC, Arlene Rolsen, Betty Clark, Bill Hickl, Carl and Mary Favre, NALCO an Ecolab Company, Sleep Inn and Suites, Amegy Bank, Angela M. Pheiffer Ph. D Clinical Psychologist, Iberia Bank, Mitchell & Duff LLC, Peter & Mary Jackson, Bob & Carol Brown, Carpenter & Carpenter, David & Shayne Newell, David & Brenda Bowman, and IBC Bank.  Sponsors will not want to miss the opportunity to become a donor for this exciting new event!

We would also like to thank our Host Committee including, Danny and Brenda Durand, Carl and Mary Favre, Mike and Shannon Bloesch, Alan and Karen Harding, Paul and Gena Horak, Ray and Janet Meyer, Randy and Gail Parker for everything they have done to ensure this evening will be a huge success.

Please plan on joining us as we launch “Reading Between the Wines”, an evening celebrating literacy.  Tickets for the event are $100 per person, and they can be purchased by contacting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County at 281.240.8181 or online at www.ftbendliteracy.org.

For more information about Reading Between the Wines or the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, please contact the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County at 281.240.8181 or www.ftbendliteracy.org.


Photo: Reading Between the Wines committee members at Classic Chevrolet


About the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County

Since 1987, the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County has been Changing Lives Through Literacy.  The mission of the Literacy Council is to end intergenerational cycles of illiteracy by improving adult literacy skills and generating community-wide literacy awareness.  The Literacy Council provides several programs for its students:  Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language, GED preparation, U.S. Citizenship Preparation, Computer Skills and transitions to post-secondary education.

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