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Wine Tasting to benefit Southeastern's library

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – The group Friends of Sims Library (FoSL) is hosting its third annual “Wine with Friends,” a fundraiser for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. 
     Held at the library, the event will feature six wines paired with samplings of food, live music and a silent auction, said Eric Johnson, library director.  Wines will be introduced by area wine experts. 
     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 local 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. 
     For tickets or more information, contact Julie Durel, library administrative assistant, at (985)-549-3962 or To become a FoSL member, call Janie Branham, head of the serials department, at (985) 549-2186.

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