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A Night in the Vineyard at SoNapa Grille

Monique Burr Foundation for Children Announces

A Night in the Vineyard at SoNapa Grille on May 3

Benefit event celebrating 25 years of protecting children  

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 19, 2022) – The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. (MBF) proudly announces A Night in the Vineyard, presented by River Bay Investments, on Tuesday, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., at SoNapa Grille, located at 2400 3rd St. S. in Jacksonville Beach. Formerly known as A Night at Roy’s, the charitable event will celebrate 25 years of protecting children with all proceeds benefitting MBF.

A Night in the Vineyard will feature fine wines, craft beer, savory food, live and silent auctions, live music by Colleen Orender and special guest Paris Winningham, and a live painting by artist Penelope Moore. Using vivid colors and texture, the artist will paint the flavors she tastes while drinking a glass of Oceano wine during the party.

Other special guests include Rachel Martin, co-founder and vintner of Oceano Wines, and other winemakers from Napa Valley including Cufflinks, California Wine Co., Plank Walker, Gamba, Stellareese, and Tarpon Cellars.

Tickets are $125 per person and must be purchased in advance at http://www.anightinthevineyard.com. Limited tickets are available.

Proceeds from A Night in the Vineyard will help support MBF Prevention Education Programs. MBF’s evidence-based/trauma-informed prevention education programs educate and empower youth with strategies to prevent, recognize and respond to child abuse, bullying, digital dangers, exploitation, and human trafficking.

MBF is grateful for its event sponsors, which include Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant, Clockwork Marketing Services, Coastal Wine Market, Dennis and Becky Rosa, Drummond, Dream Finders Homes, The Fiorentino Group, Go Bright Marketing, GreenPointe Holdings, Hampton Golf, JAX Utilities Management, Kent and Lynn Shoemaker, Intuition Ale Works, MasterCraft Builder Group, Pepsi, PRI, River Bay Investments, Ron and Hilah Autrey, Sunbelt Rentals, Tarpon Cellars, Vallencourt Construction Co., Vulcan Materials Co., West Coast Wines – Florida, and Waste Management. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities at www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/night-in-the-vineyard.

Photography:

  1. Penelope Moore, artist, Art of Taste
  2. Rachel Martin, co-founder, Oceano Wines

About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr in honor of his late wife, Monique Burr, a devoted child advocate. MBF Prevention Education Programs, including MBF Child Safety Matters® for elementary schools, MBF Teen Safety Matters® for middle and high schools, MBF Athlete Safety Matters® for youth athletes, and MBF After-School Safety Matters® for after -school and youth-serving organizations, are evidence-based/trauma-informed primary prevention programs. They educate and empower children and adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, exploitation, and human trafficking. More than 5,000 facilitators have delivered MBF Programs to over 8 million students throughout the U.S. and in 6 additional countries.

CONTACT: Maxine McBride, (904) 703-5326 or maxine@clockworkmarketing.com

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