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OUR VOICE Benefit in MountainX

WINE AND ADVOCACY: Metro Wines co-owner Gina Trippi will offer guests a free glass of shiraz or chardonnay and treats from French Broad Chocolates during an upcoming benefit for Our VOICE. A $10 admission fee supports the local sexual assault prevention organization, which will present a discussion on human trafficking in Western North Carolina during the event. Photo by Jack Sorokin


Wine and chocolate for Our VOICE

Buncombe County sexual assault prevention organization Our VOICE will host a sweet benefit on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Metro Wines. The $10 admission includes a glass of either Woop Woop Australian shiraz or Helena Ranch chardonnay from California plus treats donated by French Broad Chocolates. For the program, Our VOICE Executive Director Angelica Wind will lead a discussion about human trafficking in the region. “We were surprised to learn the staggering amount of human trafficking in WNC,” says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. “We are proud to host this event to raise awareness and funding for this most-needed life saving work.”

5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St. Admission is $10, includes a glass of wine and chocolate. metrowinesasheville.com

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