Wine Tasting to Benefit Sims Library

The group Friends of Sims Library (FoSL) is hosting its ninth annual “Wine with Friends,” a fundraiser for Southeastern’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.
     Held on the second floor at the library, the popular event will feature six wines paired with food samplings, live music, a silent auction that boasts art, books, wine and gift certificates, and door prizes, said Library Director Eric Johnson.
     “We have some unusual auction items this year, such as a Turtle Cove boat tour, a 12-month Mystery Experience subscription, and a VIP pass to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival,” Johnson said. “Once again, wines will be introduced by Todd Delaune from The Red, White and Brew in downtown Hammond. Todd will provide details about the wine’s history and flavor adding to the evening’s culinary experience.”
     FoSL is an organization that supports the activities and collections of the library. Funds generated by FoSL are used to supplement the library’s annual budget, purchase needed equipment and resources, and provide programs, lectures, author readings and signings, and other special events.
     Johnson said all funds raised go directly to the library, thanks to donations from area businesses.  
     Tickets are $35 each. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the tasting beginning at 7 p.m. Space is limited, so early reservations are requested. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
     Order tickets online at or via check payable to Southeastern Foundation, SLU 10896, Hammond, LA 70402.
     For more information about the wine tasting or the FoSL, contact Janie Branham at 549-2186 or  

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:38:04 PM CDT