The Board of Directors of the Granville County Community Foundation is hosting a wine tasting on Friday, November 21, 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:  Area Congregations in Ministry, Autism Society of NC, Inc., Granville County Extension Volunteer Association, Granville County Historical Society Museum, Henderson Community Concert Association; Remnant Community Development Corporation; St Cyprian's Episcopal Church; The Humane Society of Granville County; Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Outreach Ministry; Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines, Inc.; Granville County Schools; and Prevent Blindness NC.

Tickets are available for a $30 each and can be purchased from Stovall’s Gifts, the Royster & Cross law office, 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, Donna Ware, Dave Williams, Bishop Richard Williams, and Xavier Wortham.

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

A partial list of sponsors includes Fidelity Bank; Royster & Cross, LLP; Union Bank & Trust; Sherman & Boddie Trucking; Paige Little; Harvest Restaurant; Dave and Trudy Williams; Winston International; Nationwide Insurance; Grissom Agency/FO Finch Agency; and Endrusick Enterprises.

“Our Board of Directors continues to actively support nonprofits 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 nonprofits 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.”

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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