What is V.O.C.A.L?… and what does it have to do with the Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival we all love so much?

by admin on November 11, 2013

VOCAL is the Volunteer Older Citizens Action League.  Organized in 1989, V.O.C.A.L./ New Hanover County, Inc. is a non profit organization designated as a 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code. The Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival is their annual major fundraiser, enabling the organization to respond to the many challenges facing seniors in our community. A volunteer board, comprised of a cross-section of community leaders, serves in a governance, consultive and management capacity.

As the mature population continues to choose Wilmington and the surrounding counties as their retirement destination, this fundraising event continues to support the New Hanover County Department of Aging Senior Center. This ongoing support from VOCAL will sustain and enhance those essential programs which maintain the health and well-being of a vulnerable population. “All proceeds”  from the Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival benefit seniors in our community.

Now for the fun stuff; what you want to know about the 2014 Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival…

This year and they are gearing up for an awesome party!!! There will be a dozen wineries/vineyards… This year the “Yadkin Valley” Varietals make their way to Wilmington!… Two of the Swan Creek Vineyards and Flint Hill will be participating along with others in the area… Handmade Chocolate delicacies are coming from as far away as Asheville… The Schoolboys, (5 Professors from UNCW who ROCK OUT to music from the Joe Cocker era), will perform during the Grand Tasting Friday Night. “Nutt Street Comedy” returns for a Cameo Appearance Friday Night! (Comedy performances from Dead Crow, (formerly Nutt Street Comedy), will perform in the Riverview Room). Carolina Brewery and The Cigar Exchange will also grace the Riverroom and Riverview Terrace for your pleasure! Plenty of seating and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available… so grab a beer and/or purchase a great bottle of wine, choose from an array of mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres and catch the comedy acts!!! Saturday & Sunday, there will be Children’s activities and Food Demonstrations alternating on the hour in the Riverview Room and Sunday, the front deck of the Coastline Center will be speckled with artisans from Handmade Wilmington… Tickets go on sale on-line next week… Great Holiday Stocking Stuffers!!!


Contact Info

Headquarters: Volunteer Older Citizens Action League

2840 S College Rd. #132
Wilmington, NC 28412

Phone: (910) 742-0120

Other Phone: (910) 512-9948

Paula Recko

Marianna Stacy

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