Students, College to Benefit from OCtech Foundation’s Evening of Fine Wines and Foods

Photo of Fine Wines and Foods invitation cover 2016Treat your taste buds for an excellent cause during Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation’s An Evening of Fine Wines and Foods, set for 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at The Cinema in Orangeburg.

Co-chairs for this year’s signature fundraising event are Dallas and Debbie Lovelace and Mickey and Catherine Hay. Funds raised at the event go to support OCtech student scholarships, faculty and staff professional development, and special projects requested by the college.

“OCtech is an excellent educational addition to our community and we are very fortunate to have it,” Debbie Lovelace said. “This event exemplifies our faith and commitment to higher education in our community.”

Participating wine and beer vendors are Advintage Wine Distributing, Break Thru Beverage, Orangeburg Distributors, Republic National Distributing Co. and Southern Glazer’s of S.C. Food vendors include A Gracious Affair, Aberdeen Catering, Blaz n Buz Catering Co., Cakes by Joann Zeigler, Catering for All Occasions, Chestnut Grill, Eatery at the Depot, Fit Street Deli & Hibachi, Fogle’s Piggly Wiggly, Golden Kernel Pecan Co., House of Pizza Sims Street, Main Street Café and Catering, Palmetto Star BBQ, The Rotonda of Santee, Thai Orchid, Thee Matriarch Bed & Breakfast and Unique Flavor Soul Food Restaurant.

“We are enormously grateful to the wine distributors who are providing a variety of interesting wines and to the area caterers who will share delicious samples of their menus,” Catherine Hay said. “An Evening of Fine Wines and Foods will be a delightful evening and we encourage everyone to join us.”

Not to be missed will be the evening’s silent auction, which will feature bottles of wine and wine-related gifts as well as other exceptional items.

Wine will be available for purchase 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. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Melissa Pearson at 803-535-1246 or visit

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