Georgia Winery Partners With Kids On The Block For Grape Stomp

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Georgia Winery has partnered with Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block for their 2014 Grape Stomp. 

Georgia Winery’s annual end of harvest celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, with a grape stomp.  There will be live music, " I love Lucy" look-alike contest, photobooth by M. Brown Photography, hayrides, kids zone, wine tasting, local food vendors, craft vendors and more.  

The event will take place from 12-5:30 p.m., rain or shine. All ages are welcomed. Tickets are $10 for 21 and up.  Ages twenty and under are free. Tickets for 21+ will include a wine tasting. 

Kids on the Block, Inc. provides over 44 educational puppet programs addressing various disabilities, educational and medical differences, and social concerns. These programs are researched and field-tested before they become available to schools, community service organization, hospitals and special interest groups. Currently, the "kids" are active in all 50 states and in more than 36 foreign countries. (kidsontheblock.net)

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Chattanooga’s Kids on the block. Stop by their booth to make a donation and check out their puppet show during the event.


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