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Aug 8, 2014

Hickory's Wine and Design Presents "An Artistic Night for Equality"

Wine and Design Hickory encourage participants to paint their own "Equali-tree" in support of Equality NC and ENC Foothills.

Hickory Business Hosts Fundraiser for Local Equality NC Affiliate

HICKORY, N.C. – Wine and Design (2440 N. Center Street, Hwy 127N, Hickory, NC 28601) has announced it will host a fundraiser for Equality NC Foothills, the Hickory affiliate of Raleigh-based Equality NC, North Carolina’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization. Known for its painting parties paired with wine tastings, the Hickory business will lead “An Artistic Night for Equality,” on Thursday, August 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to partake of fine area wines and paint a specially designed “Equali-TREE” during the two-hour, evening celebration of equality in North Carolina. The event is open to the public and costs $40.00 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the work of Equality NC and Equality NC Foothills.

Interested parties can register at www.wineanddesignus.com/hickory or by calling 1-(828) 322-6572.

Hickory-based Equality NC Foothills, one of two of Equality NC’s first-ever regional affiliates, alongside Wilmington’s Cape Fear Equality, will spearhead important local cultural work and civic engagement in the organization’s overall efforts to improve the lives of LGBT communities in eastern and western North Carolina.

Equality Foothills Co-Chairs Michelle Mathis and Karen Lowe expressed their enthusiasm for this community effort to support hyper-local, pro-equality activism from their home base in Hickory, N.C.

We are deeply appreciative to Wine and Design for recognizing that pro-equality support for all citizens, including LGBTQ persons, is vital to keeping our community moving forward. They understand that by working together, we will all help to make our city and our state a better place to call home.

The Hickory affiliate will spearhead local community service projects throughout the summer, leading up to a formal kick-off on September 20, 2014, as part of Catawba Valley Pride festivities.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Equality NC's affiliates program.

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