Fun evening helps Wilson students

Boots & Bow Ties features good food and music

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Wilson Education Partnership will host Boots & Bow Ties on Thursday, April 11, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the County Line Blue Grass Barn. The event is co-sponsored by Hilton’s Fine Clothing and Chuck Finklea — State Farm.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Hilton’s Fine Clothing, The Nook, The Wilson Chamber of Commerce and Blissful Boutique. They can also be purchased online at www.wilsonedpartnership.com.

Guests will enjoy delicious bites, made specially for the event by students in the culinary programs at Beddingfield and Fike high schools. Sliders, sweet and sour meatballs, buffalo chicken dip, chocolate covered strawberries and pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate are just a few of the dishes.

Music will be provided by local band Street Revival. Band members Matt Whitley, Caroline Whitley, Michael Pearson, Jay Wheeler and Michael Sargent will entertain guests will a variety of country, rock and a few surprises.

Guests can also purchase an additional $15 ticket and visit the Schmidt Law Bourbon Tent. The bourbon tent will be an experience where guests can learn about the art of “tasting.” Bourbon presenter Ryan Simons will explain the nuances and aromas, along with the history of three bourbons.

Each guest will receive a tasting of three bourbons along with a paired cigar. Also, guests will enjoy carefully chosen cheeses and delicate deli items that compliment the bourbons. There are a limited number of bourbon tickets available.

Dress is casual. Those who wish, will be asked to wear or take a bow tie and donate it at the end of the evening. Bow ties will be given to identified students in need of professional clothing for job or internship interviews.

Committee members Wray Boyette, Debra Mercer, Samantha Nelms, JoAnn Poythress, Robin Johnson, Sandy Putman, Amy Stadiem, Beth Rhyne, Kathleen Gibson, Diana Williams, Lara Howe, Laura Harris and Kim Schmidt have been working hard to plan an awesome night of fun, said Robin Williams, executive director Wilson Education Partnership.

Wilson Education Partnership’s mission is to strength the relationship between our public schools and the community. Proceeds from the event will help fund teacher mini grants, student scholarships, job shadowing opportunities, teacher professional development, recognition programs, cultivating activities, college readiness, advocacy, recruitment and retention programs, supplies, The Career Connections Program and The Career Health Connections Program.

For more information email wepartnershipinfo@gmail.com or call 252-281-6931