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Check in regularly to see where you’ll find us with our t-shirts next. We might be spreading the word about how important early childhood is or taking our kids out into the world for learning opportunities.

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Join us for rewarding Friday night fun full of wine, auctions, your favorite early child care center, and Rotary Club of Boise Centennial – reserve your ticket for #WWU2017 here!

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7th Annual Winter Wined Up

February 24, 2017, 6:00pm – February 24, 2017, 10:00pm

The Winter Wine’d Up features samplings from four local wineries and a brewery. Delectable hors d’oeuvres will be provided for attendees, along with a no-host bar. Through a wine pull, paddle raise, silent and live auctions, the evening offers opportunities to take home excellent gifts and prizes while contributing to a great cause and getting to know your community on a unique level.

Proceeds from the Winter Wine’d Up will benefit Giraffe Laugh, a local non-profit. Giraffe Laugh provides early care and education to young children by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures. Giraffe Laugh works to ensure that every child in the Treasure Valley has access to quality early care and education and that all parents are empowered and supported through the early years of parenthood.

Tickets for the Winter Wine’d Up are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and include an engraved wine glass, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and one full glass of wine.

Purchase your tickets in advance from www.winterwinedup.afrogs.org

We are also seeking sponsorships for this event. If you are not able to attend, we also welcome donations. Contact us via the website above for more information. See you all there!

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