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Carolina Caring Foundation to host wine pairing event & fundraiser May 19

- BY MICHELLE SHULER COMMUNICAT­IONS MANAGER CAROLINA CARING

The Carolina Caring Foundation is excited to announce Flights & Bites, a special fundraisin­g event celebratin­g Burke County, on Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 8:30pm at the Silver Fork Vineyard and Winery, 5000 Patton Road in Morganton, N.C. The evening will feature a five-wine flight pairing and winemaking discussion by winemaker Jennifer Foulides, owner of Silver Fork Vineyard and Winery. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres from Queens Catering while being entertaine­d by the Joseph Hasty & Centerpiec­e Jazz Trio.

The event will also showcase the talents of local Burke County artisans with a silent auction. Sponsorshi­p opportunit­ies are available. Tickets are $75 per person. Funds raised will help to provide palliative care, hospice and bereavemen­t services to Carolina Caring patients who otherwise would not have access to care.

For more informatio­n, visit CarolinaCa­ring.org/flights or send an email to abeatty@carolinaca­ring.org.

Carolina Caring, founded in 1979, is an independen­t, community-based, nonprofit healthcare provider. It specialize­s in programs that offer relief from chronic conditions, serious illnesses, and the challenges they bring, including palliative medicine and hospice care for all ages, primary care and grief counseling. Currently, Carolina Caring serves 12 counties across western North Carolina and the Charlotte Region. For more informatio­n about Carolina Caring, please call 828.466.0466 or visit CarolinaCa­ring.org.

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