The 14th annual Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival is swiftly approaching! Grab your tickets now, the festival is Saturday October 24th!! For those of you that have been to the festival, you know it’s a fantastic day for sipping new suds, enjoying time with friends, and boogieing to great bands. What you may not know is that the proceeds benefit the Carousel Center. The Carousel Center is a non-profit organization that aids abused and neglected children in southeastern North Carolina. Over the last 13 years we’ve raised more than $150,000 for this fantastic organization.
Think about it, you can spend money of lots of things – be it a concert, a night out, or dinner with friends. When you attend the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival you get it all – the concert, unlimited beer or wine, food trucks, and the day with your friends! Your great time immediately results in unmatched support for an organization that is actively helping children in our community. If that doesn’t make you feel warm and gooey inside, think about this: you are directly contributing to an organization whose main mission is, “to provide a child friendly environment for abused and neglected children and to support child abuse prevention efforts in Southeastern North Carolina.” These are the kids might be your kids classmates, they might be your neighbors. Whatever the situation, this festival helps an amazing organization that is looking out for these kids.
So when you’re at this years festival, keep your eyes peeled for the Carousel Center tent. They will be selling pretzel necklaces (the best accessory for any beer festival), accepting donations, and helping you have a great time! If you’re interested in volunteering for the festival or with them throughout the year, fill out the application here. They also have a wish list on their website, if you’d like to donate goods, or help in any way you can. We hope you enjoy this years festival!