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Wine for Wisdom Sells Out for the Third Consecutive Year

Monday, August 20, 2012

More than 350 Polk State College Foundation donors are preparing themselves for an exciting journey to explore and celebrate the indigenous cuisine and culture of Australia and New Zealand!  The latest destination for Polk State College Foundation’s wildly successful annual Wine for Wisdom “world tour” will take guests down under, as we dress up the dusty outback with an overabundance of sumptuous fare and interesting wines in a joyful tribute to these two fascinating island nations. The event is currently sold out and a waiting list has begun.

Proudly presented by the Boyer Building Corporation, this magnificent evening at Polk State College will allow food and wine enthusiasts to savor a gourmet dining experience masterfully prepared by an acclaimed chef, which will tantalize taste buds while a specially selected wine pairing by a sommelier perfectly complements the five-course meal as fine music and the company of your fellow generous community and corporate leaders is enjoyed.

Generous contributions to Wine for Wisdom will help Polk State College students attain their dreams for higher education through Polk State College Foundation scholarships.

In its third year, Wine for Wisdom has outgrown its previous venue at the Polk State Student Center, due to overwhelming demand for this much-anticipated event.

“We have been absolutely astounded and deeply touched by the overwhelming outpouring of support for Polk State College students represented by the blockbuster success of Wine for Wisdom. Literally since its very first year, this event has garnered sell-out crowds of enormously generous community members. The Wine for Wisdom Host Committee and the Polk State College Foundation could not be more deeply appreciative of them all,” said Tracy Porter, Executive Director of the Polk State College Foundation.

“This overflowing support from the community has compelled the Host Committee to move the event to the Health Center to accommodate more guests. This will result in more scholarships to help the dreams of higher education come true for so many and transform countless lives,” said Ms. Porter.

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 more than 350 guests will experience a memorable evening of outback enjoyment and elegance that will delight the palate and warm the heart with the joy of helping deserving students fulfill their dreams of earning a college degree. The Champagne Reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the Dinner at 6:30 p.m. For further information, please call 863 297-1071 or email tporter@polk.edu.

The Polk State College Foundation Board of Directors and the Wine for Wisdom Host Committee express their tremendous gratitude to this year’s sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

BOYER BUILDING CORPORATION

Methuselah

LEDGER MEDIA GROUP
WATSON CLINIC LLP

Rehoboam

FURR & WEGMAN ARCHITECTS, P.A.
EILEEN & AL HOLDEN
TAMPA ELECTRIC

Jeroboam

ADAMSON + CO., P.A.
THE A.D. MORGAN CORPORATION
PATTI & MARK BOSTICK
CAPTRUST ADVISORS, LLC
CENTERSTATE BANK
CERTIGY, INC.
CITIZENS BANK & TRUST
CNP • CLARK NIKDEL POWELL
CLIFTONLARSONALLEN LLP
FISCHER, SCHEMMER, SILBIGER AND MORACZEWSKI; OPHTHALMOLOGY ASSOCIATES
STATE REPRESENTATIVE DENISE GRIMSLEY
ITHINK PARTNERS
MOSAIC
OAKLEY RHINEHART CASSIDY, LLC
PETERSON & MYERS, P.A.
PROGRESS ENERGY
PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES
SEMCO CONSTRUCTION, INC.
WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Magnum

A-C-T ENVIRONMENTAL & INFRASTRUCTURE, INC.
ADAMS COLD STORAGE, LLC
SARAH JANE & JOHN R. ALEXANDER
ALICO, INC. (ALCO)
AT&T
BAGLEY IDEA PROS
BANK OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
BB&T
BORING
BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP
BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS
CEMEX
CENTER FOR RETINA & MACULAR DISEASE
CENTRAL BUICK GMC
CROSS, FERNANDEZ & RILEY, LLP
DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM OF WINTER HAVEN
EVA & JERRY DRUM
DSM TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS
EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS – JAMES FAUBERT
EYE EXPRESS
EYE SPECIALISTS OF MID-FLORIDA, P.A.
HEART OF FLORIDA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
HENKELMAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
CINDY & CHARLES HENRY
KCI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER
TRACY MOUNCEY & ASSOCIATES
OASIS REFRESHMENT SYSTEMS, INC.
LINDA & ED PILKINGTON
KIM & KEN ROSS
SADDLE CREEK LOGISTICS SERVICES
SIX/TEN CORPORATION
STRAUGHN & TURNER, P.A.
SUNTRUST
TUCKER CONSTRUCTION
WEBB’S CANDY
DR. DALE WICKSTROM-HILL
WINTER HAVEN SALO