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Literacy Connections planning fundraiser

By Staff Reports
Published in News on June 7, 2014 10:34 PM

Literacy Connections of Wayne County is planning a fundraiser in September to raise money to help more adults achieve their reading goals.

Reading Between the Wines will feature not only an evening of wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres, but also the chance to listen to readings by featured author Michael Malone as well as a presentation by poet Ruth Moose.

Malone is a native of Durham who is best known for his novels "Handling Sin," "Foolscap" and "First Lady" as well as his work on the ABC Daytime drama "One Life to Live."

He has set many of his stories in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, including "Handling Sin" and "First Lady."

He currently lives in Hillsborough.

Ruth Moose has written poems, short stories, book reviews and columns for more than 40 years. A native of Albermarle, she recently completed her first novel, "Doing It at the Dixie Dew." She now lives in Pittsboro.

The $60 ticket price includes the refreshments, provided by some of Wayne County's best cooks, as well as the literary presentations.

And, of course, there will be the chance to sample all sorts of wine, as well as glasses to enjoy.

This year's selections will be chosen again by local wine expert Bob Crenshaw of HealthHabit.

The event will be Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the historic Faison-Thomas home of Betty Duncan and Dave Hamm, 705 Park Ave.

Tax-deductible sponsorships ranging from $100 to $1,000 are being sought to help offset the costs of the event.

Checks should be made payable to The Wayne Charitable Partnership and mailed to 308 N. William St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.

Sponsors will be acknowledged not only at the event, but in promotional pieces leading up to the gathering.

In years past, the generous support of the community has allowed 100 percent of the profits to be donated to the reading program and has made it possible for hundreds of Wayne County residents to get the help they need.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Aug. 1 at the Wayne County Public Library.

Only a limited number of tickets are available for the event, so mark your calendars now and make plans to attend the event that has become one of the community's elite gatherings.

For more information on tickets or sponsorships, call 919-735-1880.