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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Join Rockin’ Appalachia Mom Project and Whole Foods Market for an Evening of Charity

THE ROCKIN’ RAMP BENEFIT is a really cool opportunity for a date night that also supports a great cause. 

PhotobucketThe affair will feature a Kentucky-inspired menu, bourbon and wine tastings, and silent and live auctions with fabulous prizes

WHO: Midst the crowd will be area notables and socialites. Sponsors of the Rockin’ RAMP Benefit for Appalachia include Whole Foods Market, Brown-Forman and Marker’s Mark.

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm

WHERE: The Green Building
732 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

WHY: All proceeds from the evening benefit RAMP and its programs in Martin County, Kentucky. RAMP, the Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project, was founded by Amy Guerrieri in an effort to help families in Martin County, Kentucky, where the poverty rate is 45%. Their mission is to provide basic needs and sustain food pantries for Martin County communities, as well as creating income-generating projects to empower local residents. As part of the evening festivities, attendees will have the opportunity to aboard The Community Co-Op Bus, a mobile nutrition information center and food pantry. The attraction is part of RAMP’s program and provides cohesive resources through a mobile traveling bus. Other of RAMP programs include; Backpack Snack, an initiative that provides meals for children outside of school, and Micro Loans, which loans up to $3,000 to qualified local entrepreneurs to help start up or expand a business. The event presents the perfect opportunity for local residents to get involved with their community while enjoying pre-holiday cheer!

Amongst a charming setting, the evening begins with delicious Kentucky-inspired noshes, including BBQ briskets sliders with Maker’s Mark Bourbon BBQ sauce, seared scallops and shrimp grits, fried chicken served in waffle cones, pimento cheese pirogues and more. After enjoying these delectable treats, try cocktails developed by Whole Foods Market, and served by two guest bartenders featuring Maker’s Mark and Woodford. The live auction follows, with some fantastic prizes donated by local companies to be won. Completing the evening is the Wine Madness Challenge, where guests will compete in a bracket-style blind wine taste-testing in order to be named the Wine Madness Challenge winner.

If you are interested in going, you can register HERE

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