New Night, New Venue for An Evening of Fine Wines and Foods

Photo of Fine Wines and Foods logo 2016Change is in the air for the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation’s 13th annual Evening of Fine Wines and Foods.

This year’s signature fundraising event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in the Patrick Student Services Building on the campus of OCtech.

In addition to a new weekday and venue, the Foundation is shaking up this year’s event to include Golden Ticket drawings for four spectacular prizes and a Wine Pull in lieu of a silent auction.

While some aspects have changed, guests of An Evening of Fines Wines and Foods still have the opportunity to indulge in delicious local cuisine and taste a variety of wines and beers. Funds raised go to support OCtech student scholarships, faculty and staff professional development, projects requested by the college and other work of the Foundation.

“Hundreds of people gather each year for An Evening of Fine Wines and Foods in support of OCtech and its Foundation,” said Jean Andrews, who – with her husband Alan Andrews and David and Virginia “Ginny” Williams – is co-chairing the event. “Our community is fortunate to have such a great community college. We hope many more individuals will join us this year in raising money to help students achieve academic and career success at OCtech.”

Participating wine and beer vendors are Advintage Wine Distributing, Breakthru Beverage, The Country Vintner of SC, MidCarolina Beverage LLC, Republic National Distributing Company and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. Food vendors include A Gracious Affair, Antley’s, Cakes by Joann Zeigler, Calhoun Cookers LLC, Catering for All Occasions, Chestnut Grill, Dupre Catering and Events, Fogle’s Piggly Wiggly, Golden Kernel Pecan Company, House of Pizza on Sims Street, The Kuckery, The Rotonda of Santee, Thai Orchid, and Thee Matriarch Bed and Breakfast.

“The Foundation could not host this event without the generosity of area wine and beer distributors who provide interesting selections and caterers who share delicious samples,” Ginny Williams said. “We encourage everyone to join us for an enjoyable evening at OCtech.”

Wine may be ordered at the event through Gibby’s Bottle Shop. Gibby’s will donate 10 percent of proceeds from wine ordered that evening to the OCtech Foundation. Individuals ordering 12 or more bottles of wine will receive a 10 percent discount on their purchase.

Tickets to An Evening of Fine Wines and Foods are $75 per person. Golden Tickets are $50 each and the Wine Pull is $20 per pull.

For more information or to purchase event tickets, call Reagan Blanchard at 803-535-1246, email or visit