Upcoming wine tasting event supports the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation
From making it easier for children to read their first book to bringing adults together to discuss classic literature, the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation has worked for over 20 years to bolster programming at the Wilsonville Library.
To keep providing such support, the nonprofit organization needs donations. In turn, they're hosting the fourth annual "A Toast to Imagination" fundraiser.
The event will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Wilsonville Public Library and will include wines available from local vineyards. All proceeds will go to the foundation. Tickets cost $50-$55 and the event also will include a raffle. To sign up, visit https://www.wplf.org/.
"We want to be able to invest and make sure we are providing the community with the best resources possible," said WPLF board member Megan Chuinard. "Events like this help us pass that threshold and help us invest and make a difference in the community."
Along with helping fund the library's expansion in the early 2000s, the foundation is responsible for organizing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides one book a month to children in the community under the age of 5. The program reaches nearly 800 children in Wilsonville.
"I think most everyone on the foundation board would say the Imagination Library is one of our brightest programs because we are able to provide books for families and instill a love of learning for children of a young age. It helps unite families and gets folks involved in the community," Chuinard said.
Some other programs the foundation supports include a science adventure program for children, the McMenamins History Pub, which provides monthly talks delving into local history, and outreach to underserved communities.
"I think the science adventure program is really great because you're getting more students involved at a young age in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field, and it provides a discovery time in the summer
when they can benefit from learning and exploring," Chuinard said.
Some of the businesses that will bring wine to the event include Archer Vineyard, Campbell Lane Winery, Carlton Cellars, Sineann Winery, Tumwater Vineyard, Twill Cellars and Zerba Cellars.
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