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STEPS Appreciates Support

Editor, The Herald:

The STEPS WineFest was a tremendous success.

STEPS, Inc. wishes to thank the sponsors, the attendees and the volunteers of this fund raising event for their support.

As of the most recent tally, revenue generated from this event exceeded $15,000. Despite higher than normal temperatures, a large crowd turned out at The STEPS Centre in late June to support the 2012 STEPS WineFest. This festival was a day of continuous music, food, shopping and great Virginia wines. Five micro-breweries were also represented at this year's event which proved to be a great addition. The community support for this event is greatly appreciated and we hope it will continue with the other fund-raising efforts STEPS has planned for the remainder of 2012.

On Wednesday, September 12th, SWINGING FORE STEPS will be held at the Lake Gaston Golf Club in Gasburg, VA. On Saturday, October 20th, STEPS will host its annual STEPS Gala. This year's event will have an 80's theme featuring Lovetribe, an 80's tribute band out of North Carolina. The final event of the 2012 calendar year will be SHOPPING WITH A CAUSE on November 9th and 10th at the STEPS Centre in Farmville. This holiday gift show is over 30 years old and will open Friday night with a benefit featuring live music, cash bar and exclusive shopping. Returning this year are local wineries . . . come taste their finest!

STEPS Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization that provides job training and employment opportunities to individuals living with disabilities in our local communities. Your support is critical to our ongoing ability to continue our mission. If you are interested in participating or sponsoring any or all of our remaining events, please contact Katherine Beale, Vice President of Corporate Development at 434-315-5909. Keep watching your local papers and listening to your local radio stations for more information on upcoming events. Remember, STEPS . . . where a job can change a life.