The Avalon Center Board of Directors invites the community to join them for a tasting of wines from the regions of France paired with selections of the finest Le Yaca creations. This second annual event, A Wine Tour de France for Avalon, sold out in the first year, and it a must-go for all area oenophiles. Fine Reidel tasting glasses and a scrumptious selection of amuse-bouches (small bites of intensely flavored chef selections), heighten the experience of sampling fine French wines. Amuse-bouche offer a glimpse into the chef's approach to the art of cuisine. Entertainment will be provided by jazz vocalist and flutist Jennifer Gammill.
Thanks to the vital involvement and generosity of our community, Avalon Center currently provides services to some 600 survivors per year — nearly half being children — providing support, counseling, life skills programs and safe shelter. More than 300 volunteers help Avalon. “We at Avalon are so grateful for the much-needed generous contributions of so many,” Executive Director Teresa Christin says. She hopes that the community will join the Avalon Board of Directors for their signature annual event to help raise funds necessary for Avalon programs for those most vulnerable in our community.
Following the wine tasting will be offered a very special chef’s dinner at 7 p.m. for a limited fortunate few! Seats are still available at www.avaloncenter.org/wine-tour. Or, call 757-258-5544. Tasting $75. Dinner $275.
Since 1980, when Avalon began providing shelter and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the community has helped Avalon grow to meet the needs of our neighbors. That community involvement and financial support not only sustains essential crisis services, but community gifts multiply as they provide the required local matching funds needed to access many state and federal grants. The largest portion government support to Avalon comes through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fund of fines from offenders going through the court system.