Tickets on sale for literacy council’s third annual 12 Tastes of Christmas

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The third annual 12 Tastes of Christmas will take place on Dec. 11. Several local restaurants and bars will offer up taste treats and drinks. Photo courtesy of event organizers.
The third annual 12 Tastes of Christmas will take place on Dec. 11. Several local restaurants and bars will offer up tasty treats and drinks. Photo courtesy of event organizers.

Get a sip or nibble from more than 15 local bars and restaurants during an annual holiday fundraiser to help a local non-profit.

The third annual 12 Tastes of Christmas, a benefit for the Cape Fear Literacy Council, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Brooklyn Arts Center located at 516 N. Fourth St. in Wilmington. This year’s soiree invites local restaurants and bars to each create a signature holiday sip or bite for guests to sample.

Delectable delicacies and libations will be provided this year by: The Blind Elephant, Beer Barrio, Caprice Bistro, Chops Deli, Flytrap Brewing, PinPoint, Palate, Delish NC, Wilmington Brewing Company, Fork ‘N’ Cork, Goat & Compass, Twist & Stout, Costello’s, Soulful Twist, Detour Deli, Duck & Dive, Freaky Tiki, Yosake, and Folks on Fourth.

According to event organizers, the impetus behind 12 Tastes is to create a level of affordable giving both for individuals and small businesses, keeping ticket prices and sponsor levels within reach for most budgets. Since its inception, 12 Tastes has raised over $10,000 for the Literacy Council’s Adult Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, and has sold out of tickets.

The Cape Fear Literacy Council provides adult literacy services  – reading, writing, math and language skills – and ESL classes to adults in the Cape Fear region. They are dependent on volunteers and no special background is required to become a tutor or volunteer. Training is provided to volunteers.

Tunes will be spun by DJ Free Waterfall. Tickets in advance are $30 each, and a limited number of tickets may be sold at the door for $40, depending on availability. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Cape Fear Literacy Council’s webpage or follow the event through Facebook.