The Board of Directors of the Granville County Community Foundation is hosting a wine tasting with heavy hors d’oeuvres on Friday, November 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Stovall’s Gifts, located at 100 Main Street in Oxford.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Granville County Community Foundation’s unrestricted endowment fund, which supports local nonprofit organizations by awarding annual grants.  A partial list of past grant recipients includes:  Converting Hearts, Inc., Granville County Schools, Granville County Historical Society Museum, Prevent Blindness NC, the Humane Society of Granville County, Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Outreach Ministry, Area Congregations in Ministry, and Girl Scouts of the Coastal Pines.

Tickets are available for a $25 each and can be purchased from Stovall’s Gifts, the Royster & Cross law office, Melinda’s Closet, and Fidelity Bank. Tickets are also available from any Board member. Board members include: Jennifer Adcock, Everett Byrd, Jim Cross, Andrea Endrusick, Stanley Fox, Tom Houlihan, Paige Little, Gerald Lloyd, Kathy May, Harry Mills, George Ritchie, Sam Royster, Janet Slaughter, Martha Sneed, Dave Williams, Bishop Richard Williams, and Xavier Wortham.

The event will feature a variety of wines, heavy hors d’oeuvres made by Helen Mitchell, live music, a 15% discount on selected wines and a 10% discount on all store purchases made that evening.  

A list of sponsors includes Fidelity Bank; Union Bank; Endrusick Enterprises; Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Ertischek; Paige Little; Winston International; Sherman & Boddie; Tom and Diane Houlihan; Clero Landscaping; Rev. Richard and Anita Williams; Dave and Trudy Williams; Harvest Restaurant; Drs. Sid and Marcella Sockwell; Duke Primary Care-Oxford; Winston, Williams Creech Evans; Watson, Dunlow, and Wilkinson; Dr. Francine Chavis; Gene Edmundson; Century 21/Hancock Properties; BB&T/ George Ritchie; Professional Pharmacy; North Central Medical Transport; Xavier and Rita Wortham; Royster & Cross LLP; Sam and Pat Royster; Tabbs Creek Animal Hospital/Dr McDaniel; Jeff and Anna Endrusick; Grissom Agency/FO Finch Agency;  and J. Yancey Washington, PC.

"Our Board of Directors continues to actively support non-profits through our grants that reach across our entire county,” remarked Janet Slaughter, board president. “In this economy, now more than ever we are responding to community needs through these hard-working non-profits that are essential to so many families. This event at Stovall’s is a way that everyone can contribute to our grant-making efforts and have the opportunity to enjoy good company, great wine and food, all at the same time.”

The Granville County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). For further information, contact the NCCF Northern Piedmont Regional Associate Katie Crumpler at 919-256-6914, or Janet Slaughter at 919-693-8106.

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