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Wine and Words to benefit library

Published 3:57pm Thursday, June 21, 2012

The 3rd Annual Wine and Words Wine Tasting benefiting the Friends of the Dadeville Library will be held at Winestoppers at Chuck’s Marina this Friday, June 22.

Organizer Jane Garrett-Harris said admission is $5, and the event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring local lake author Pat Cunningham Devoto with her fourth book On Tripoli Circle and live music by Daniel Jackson and Craig Hunter.

“Pat is our first featured guest author for this event,” Garrett-Harris said. “All four of her books have been set in Alabama, and she was also selected to be in Southern Living for one of her books. She will be there with her new book for people to purchase, and she’ll also be available to sign it.”

Garrett-Harris also said The Friends of the Dadeville Public Library will be displaying and selling paperback and hardback books at the event while guests sample red and white wines from around the Southeast.

She said Grassroots Wine is the vendor they will be using, and there will also be a special on the wines being tasted.

“This is a chance for us to promote the idea of lake and summer reading, and it also exposes the Friends of the Library to the summer population on the lake and not just downtown people,” Garrett-Harris said. “It also introduces the local community to the library.”

Garrett-Harris said Chuck’s Marina used to sponsor the FPL at the Lil’ Calypso Art Festival, but decided the Union Fire and Rescue Department would be a better fit.

“But we still wanted to do something for the library,” Garrett-Harris said. “And I foresee this continuing to grow just like the art festival.”

Garrett-Harris also said if anyone would like to donate their unwanted books to the FPL to be sold at the event, the proceeds would benefit the library.

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