Of Wine & Words


Celebrating 26 Years of Reading: The Reading Connection’s 11th Annual Of Wine & Words Fundraiser Set for Friday, April 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 (Arlington, VA) – Arlington-based children’s nonprofit The Reading Connection (TRC) announces the date for its annual Of Wine & Words fundraiser to be Friday, April 24, 2015.

Of Wine & Words celebrates the region’s culinary excellence featuring the area’s top restaurants. Participating restaurants and beverage partners are

Bar Civita
Dogfish Head Alehouse
Dogwood Tavern
Four Sisters Grill and Restaurant
Lebanese Taverna
Rhodeside Grill
SER Restaurant
Village Sweet
William Jeffrey’s Tavern
Beer Partners
Dogfish Head Brewery
Lost Rhino Brewing Company

Cocktails and Spirits Partner
Catoctin Creek Distillery

Wine Partner

The Reading Connection is pleased to have NBC4 Evening News Anchor Doreen Gentzler return as the event emcee.

The event will also include a live auction with such items as 6 days at the Montana Sporting Club and one week at a Cape Code beach house. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Reading Connections local literacy programs.

In its 26 years, The Reading Connection has touched the lives of 15,000 local at-risk kids and has given out nearly 100,000 new books to those kids. In 2014, TRC read with 1,350 kids and gave them nearly 12,000 new books. TRC’s programs span the metro D.C. area, from Bethesda, Md. to the District, to Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County, Va.

In 2014, Of Wine & Words raised more than $115,000. The ticket prices for the event are $50 for TRC volunteers, $125 for individuals. For ticket information and a listing of our sponsors, visit: http://www.thereadingconnection.org/contribute/of-wine-and-words.

What: 11th Annual Of Wine & Words
Presented by: The Reading Connection
When: Friday, April 24, 2015
Where: Jones Day Rooftop Terrace, 300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Attire: Cocktail
Website/Ticket Purchasing: http://www.thereadingconnection.org

About The Reading Connection
The Reading Connection (TRC), founded in 1989, is celebrating its recent expansion into Maryland and over a quarter century of sharing the magic of reading! TRC’s six literacy programs offer a suite of services to encourage at-risk kids to spend more time reading and their families to make reading a family tradition. In fiscal year 2014, TRC gave away nearly 12,000 books and reached more than1,350 kids.

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