Vintage901 Introduces Lowcountry Boil Event

Vintage901 is back August 19, 2017 for its Lowcountry Seafood Boil event. A Cordova farm will be transformed into a seafood diner’s delight from 6 – 10 p.m. with wine pairings that will compliment the lowcountry cuisine.

The family-style seafood feast of boiled shrimp, crawfish, potatoes, corn and sausage will also feature music by a Memphis band. Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased at www.vintage901.com. VIP packages are $75 and include table service and a book by the Grand Sommelier Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach.

“Our inaugural festival was such a great success, I was eager to plan the next event,” said Vintage901 Organizer Stephanie Ferreira. “This is edutainment. I want people to learn about wine and have fun. Wine can be paired with anything.”

Forster is one of America’s leading wine experts and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. She is a certified sommelier, national speaker and TV personality who is not afraid to tell you her first wine came from a box. Her edgy approach to demystifying wine has led her to guest appearances on Dr. Oz, FOX Morning News, Martha Stewart Living Today and ABC News at Noon.

For more information, visit www.vintage901.com. Follow them on social media at: www.facebook.com/Vintage901, Twitter: @Vintage901Fest and Instagram: @Vintage901Fest.

About Vintage901

Established in March of 2017, Vintage901 is a three-day wine festival complete with tastings, tapas, salsa, soul and jazz that brings the world to Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate wine, food and music. It features the best in artisanal wines, an array of local flavors with a nod to global sensibilities and music that blends the classic and the eclectic.

 

 

NAACP MEMPHIS BRANCH HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Vickie Terry was tapped for the top position at the local branch.

After a five month search, the NAACP Memphis Branch has
hired Vickie Terry as the new Executive Director for the organization. The former Fund
Development and Major Gifts Manager for United Way of the Mid-South will be responsible for
the day-to-day operations of the branch focusing on programs, advocacy, fund development
and membership. Terry will work closely with the local branch president and Executive
Committee on continuing the work of the branch.
“We took our time to find the right leader for the Memphis Branch and I believe we have that
person in Vickie Terry,” said Deidre Malone, President, NAACP Memphis Branch. “Vickie
understands the non-profit market and has worked on programs that focus on the betterment of
our community. We look forward to working with her to achieve our goals for the Memphis
Branch.”
Terry started in her new role on Monday, July 24th and attended the National NAACP
Convention to learn from national and state leadership the direction of the parent organization.
“As a member of the NAACP, I’m honored to serve in this role and work with our leadership to
take the Memphis Branch to the next level,” said Vickie Terry, Executive Director, NAACP
Memphis Branch. “I look forward to leveraging my longstanding relationships in the community
to educate people on the work we are doing today and cultivating new partnerships to grow our
programs that are so needed in this community.”
The NAACP Memphis Branch meets every 4th Sunday at 4pm at Mt. Olive CME Church at 538
Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. These meetings are open to the public.
ABOUT NAACP MEMPHIS BRANCH
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s
oldest civil rights organization. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational,
social and economic equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial
discrimination. The Memphis Branch is one of the largest branches in the organization.