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Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount hosts Tar River Food & Wine Festival

Wednesday, May 10, 2017  
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The board of advisors of the Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount hosted the Tar River Food & Wine Festival on Thursday, April 27 at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, according to Kelly Joyner Lee, regional director.

The festival brought together more than 300 attendees and 18 food, wine and beer vendor participants to raise more than $32,000 to benefit the Futrell-Mauldin Community Grantmaking Fund, which grants over $50,000 to nonprofits in the greater Rocky Mount area each year.

“The Tar River Food & Wine Festival was a wonderful evening with delicious wines and fantastic food on the beautiful grounds of Rose Hill,” said Lee. “We’re proud that the Tar River Food & Wine Festival has become one of the preeminent charitable events in eastern North Carolina.”

The board would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Boddie Noell Enterprises, Inc; Davenport Autopark; Carney & Company; Patricia Mauldin; Poyner Spruill, LLP; Whitener Capital Management, Inc; Billie and Richard Futrell; Cummins Engine Plant; Daughtridge Sales Company; Jolley Asset Management, LLC; Rocky Mount Mills; Celeste and William Pittman; Beth and John Turnage; Vinson Landscaping; Bulluck’s Fine Furniture; Anita and Kevin Harris; and Kara Cox.


The board would like to thank this year’s participants: The Fearrington; Old North State Winery; Grapenuts Wine; Almand’s Drug Store; Koi Pond Brewing Company; Ramblers Bottle Shop; 217 Brew Works; Birchwood Country Club; Wilson Country Club; Benvenue Country Club; Rose Hill ; Daniel’s Casual Fine Dining; Pup’s Steakhouse; The Hen & The Hog; 33 Oyster Shack; The Prime Smokehouse; The Main Course; Poppies International; and Chick Fil A Cobb Corner.

About the Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount
The Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. The community fund was established to help support local charitable needs through annual grants. Board members include: Sam Johnson (president), Celeste Pittman (vice president), Sheila Martin (secretary), Sally Adams, Thomas Betts, Angela Burton, Kara Cox, Daniel Crocker, Mark Daley, Richard Futrell, Kevin Harris, William Kincheloe, Neill Nelson, Rick Sanford, Deborah Sperati, Braxton Townsend and Elizabeth Turnage.


For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Kelly Lee at or visit the NCCF website at


About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $116 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $222 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.


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