Jullena Jones-Shelley worked tirelessly with me and our Board on this project. Ed, Nancy Bowling and Keech worked very dedicated on installing the interior display. Our team rocks! Port Tobacco Marina reached out and donated food. Sheila Geisert and Mary Fenton did a great table set up and take down. David Lassman and Kevin Grote performed and educated the guests. Grateful to the Town of Port Tobacco, along with our First Friday funds to make the Smokehouse come to fruition. So exciting that this could be a contender for the Preservation award! Jay Lilly welcomed our guests and informed them of upcoming events and reels in new members. I took the guests back to the Civil War and gave the history on where the Smokehouse originated…..Team efforts from all.
2017 marks the anniversary of two decades of one of the region’s most popular annual events.
You won’t want to miss the 20th Annual Autumn Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on Saturday, September 9. From 6pm to 10pm, join us on the ground of the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse.
This monumental year will be full of many of the same historic luxuries of the event, including samplings of some of the best food and drink from all over the area, live music and premium auction items. New in this 20th year will be an enhanced VIP reception, which will allow guests to enjoy tastings, samplings and exclusive access of the venue for a full hour before the gates open.
Best of all, proceeds from your ticket purchase directly support UM Charles Regional Medical Center’s plans for establishing a new Center for Breast Health, which will help meet the goal of providing hope, support and care for our family, friends and community members as they cope with breast care issues.
With Early Bird Pricing ending on August 25, you won’t want to wait to purchase your tickets. General admission tickets are just $90 each, and VIP tickets are $150 each (VIP tickets are available in limited quantities).
Motivated to make a difference? Consider donating an item for the silent auction by contacting Holly Gonzalez at (301) 609-4319 or Holly.Gonzalez@umm.edu. Or become a sponsor for this year’s event — you’ll be promoting your business and supporting a worthy cause at the same time!