Up & Coming Weekly

April 23, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM APRIL 24-30, 2019 UCW 15 The CARE Clinic hosts 19th Annual Toast of the Town fundraiser by STEPHANIE CRIDER Mark your calendar for ursday, May 2. at is the date of the 2019 Toast of the Town Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting and Silent Auc- tion. Set in the scenic Cape Fear Botanical Garden, the event raises money to help e CARE Clinic continue providing free quality basic medical care and simple dental extrac- tion services to eligible uninsured, low-in- come adults. Cynthia Deere, e CARE Clinic develop- ment and marketing director, said, "is year we changed the name to Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting because we will have assorted liquors to sample." Top of the Hill Distillery, the only certified organic and fully local distillery in the South, will provide samples of their vodka, gin and whiskey. e Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company, the first to bring Krupnikas, a traditional Lithuanian style of spiced honey liqueur to the American market, will have samples of their unique liquor. Southern Grace Distiller, America's first distillery in a former prison, will have their award-winning Conviction small-batch bourbon and corn whiskeys flavored with fruit juices ose aren't the only additions to the event this year. "We have added desserts from Burney's Sweets & More, coffee from Green Mountain Cof- fee, and dancing to music provided by Five Star Entertainment," Deere said. "But we'll also have all of the favorites back; Anstead's Tobacco Com- pany (and) Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop will be there. We will have wine samples provided by Mutual Distributing as well as beer samples from Bright Light Brewing Company, Dirtbag Ales, e Mash House and Huske Hardware." Always a popular feature, the auction has some exciting items up for bid. ere will be some great trips, provided by AMFund. Paris, the Greek is- lands, Ireland and Costa Rica are just a few of the destination packages available. "As you can see, the evening will be full of food, drinks and fun," said Deere. While e CARE Clinic delivers vital medical services, the organization does not receive any government assistance. It relies solely on dona- tions, grants and fundraisers to raise the nearly $44,000 needed each month. To purchase tickets, or to find out how you can support e CARE Clinic, visit www.mkt.com/the-care-clinic. For more in- formation, contact Deere at 910-988-3067. CARE Clinic patient information: To be eligible for e CARE Clinic's ser- vices, you must be 18 years or older; have no insurance, including Medicaid; meet an income requirement ; and display proof of household income and a valid, North Caro- lina DMV-issued picture ID card or driver's license showing your current address. Call 910-485-0555 to make an appointment. Appointments are made only by phone; no walk- ins. Medical appointments can be made Monday- ursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dental appointments can be made Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for the following week. e clinic serves patients each Tuesday and ursday and the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dental clin- ics are every Tuesday and the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Appointments are made on a space-available basis. EVENT STEPHANIE CRIDER, Associate Publisher. COMMENTS? Editor@upand- comingweekly.com. 910-484-6200.

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