Fourth annual wine tasting to benefit Southeastern's library

Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: October 22, 2012

      HAMMOND – Tickets are still available for the fourth annual "Wine with Friends" fundraiser for Southeastern Louisiana University's Linus A. Sims Memorial Library scheduled Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

     Hosted by the group Friends of Sims Library (FoSL), the popular event will be held at the library and will feature six wines paired with samplings of food from local restaurants, 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.

     Tickets can be ordered online at and adding "Wine tasting" in the comment box or via check payable to the Southeastern Development Foundation,SLU 10896, Hammond, LA 70402. For more information about FoSL or the wine tasting, contact Julie Durel, library administrative assistant, at (985)-549-3962 or

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