Wine tasting to benefit Southeastern library

Friday, October 11, 2013
by: Rene Abadie

HAMMOND -- The group Friends of Sims Library (FoSL) is hosting its fifth annual "Wine with Friends," a fundraiser for Southeastern Louisiana University's Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.

Held at the library, the popular event will feature six wines paired with samplings of food from local restaurants, live music, and a silent auction, said Library Director Eric Johnson.  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 area individuals and 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 (add "Wine Tasting" in the comment box) or via check payable to Southeastern Foundation, SLU 10896, Hammond, LA 70402. For more information about the wine tasting or the Friends of Sims Library, contact Julie Durel at (985)-549-3962 or


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