The board of advisors of the Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount hosted the Tar River Food & Wine Festival on Thursday, April 27 at Rose Hill in Nashville.

The festival brought together more than 300 attendees and 18 food, wine and beer vendor participants to raise more than $32,000 to benefit the Futrell-Mauldin Community Grantmaking Fund, which grants over $50,000 to nonprofits in the greater Rocky Mount area each year.

“The Tar River Food & Wine Festival was a wonderful evening with delicious wines and fantastic food on the beautiful grounds of Rose Hill,” said Kelly Joyner Lee, regional director. “We’re proud that the Tar River Food & Wine Festival has become one of the preeminent charitable events in eastern North Carolina.”

The board would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Boddie Noell Enterprises, Inc; Davenport Autopark; Carney & Company; Patricia Mauldin; Poyner Spruill, LLP; Whitener Capital Management, Inc; Billie and Richard Futrell; Cummins Engine Plant; Daughtridge Sales Company; Jolley Asset Management, LLC; Rocky Mount Mills; Celeste and William Pittman; Beth and John Turnage; Vinson Landscaping; Bulluck’s Fine Furniture; Anita and Kevin Harris; and Kara Cox.

The board would like to thank this year’s participants: The Fearrington; Old North State Winery; Grapenuts Wine; Almand’s Drug Store; Koi Pond Brewing Company; Ramblers Bottle Shop; 217 Brew Works; Birchwood Country Club; Benvenue Country Club; Rose Hill ; Daniel’s Casual Fine Dining; Pup’s Steakhouse; The Hen & The Hog; 33 Oyster Shack; The Prime Smokehouse; The Main Course; Poppies International; and Chick Fil A Cobb Corner.

Click here to view all the photos from the happy evening.

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