Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction to Benefit East Nashville Hope Exchange Set for May 2

Posted By on Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 6:24 AM

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The 12th Annual East Nashville Hope Exchange Silent Auction and Wine Tasting is coming up May 2. Last year more than $23,000 was raised to benefit the summer literacy and enrichment program for disadvantaged children in the East Nashville community, which is administered by St. Ann's Episcopal church, the host of the auction and tasting.

East Nashville Hope Exchange addresses the needs of at-risk children, rising first- though third-graders and their families.

According to the group, last year all of the students showed improvement in reading skills in at least one of the four areas tested (reading level and comprehension, phonics, word recognition and fluency), and 84% either maintained current level or showed gains in all four areas. These results are especially significant since research has shown that in children living below the poverty level, reading often declines two to three grade levels over the summer.

The event is sponsored this year, as every year, by Midtown Wine & Spirits, which has curated an excellent list of wines from around the world for the tasting, including varieties from South Africa, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Italy, America and Spain.

The silent auction features over 100 donated items including a three-night stay at a historic Savannah townhouse, a week in a Destin condo, sports memorabilia, gift certificates to various restaurants, original artwork and more. The event runs from from 6 to 9 p.m., and the auction will have staggered ending times at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

This event is a real bargain with tickets for just $25 each. You can by your ticket at the door or in advance at the event website.

East Nashville Hope Exchange
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Friday, May 2 2014
St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
419 Woodland St.

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