Wine Tasting to benefit Southeastern library


Monday, October 22, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND -- The group Friends of Sims Library (FoSL) is hosting its 10th annual “Wine with Friends,” a fundraiser for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.
     Held on the second floor at the library, the event will feature six wines paired with food samplings, live music, a silent auction that boasts art and photography, books, wine, gift certificates, and door prizes, said Library Director Eric Johnson.
     “We have some interesting auction items this year, such as a private wine tasting with food pairing,” Johnson said. “Wines will be introduced by the knowledgeable and very entertaining Todd Delaune from The Red, White & Brew.”
     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. Since space is limited, reservations are required by Oct. 28. 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 (985)-549-2186 or

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