Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Pick of the Vine Charity Event
COBDEN -- Some of southern Illinois' finest musicians, food vendors, and artisans gathered at Rustle Hill Winery Saturday for a good cause.
Folks came out for the 4th annual Pick of the Vine charity event, to raise money for the Clothes for Kids program. The Fowler-Bonan Foundation purchases new clothing and shoes for underprivileged children in the region. The event featured a variety of food, live music and an auction.
Organizers say this type of event is important to keep the program running.
"By doing this, we give them an opportunity to have something of their own, something that's never belonged to anyone else before, and things they can take a little pride in. And actually, we've found that it improves their self-esteem levels tremendously. It makes it easier for them to focus and concentrate and just makes them happy," says Teri Hammond, the event coordinator.
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