On October 18th, 2018 at the Olde Towne Athletic Club, the East Cobb Civitans and Friends for the East Cobb Park will host their 27th annual East Cobb Wine & Vine Market. Since its inception in 1991, more than $375,000 has been donated to local beloved charities, with a special emphasis on the disabled, poor and our community’s landmark recreational area, the East Cobb Park. Organizations that have benefitted from the event include Must Ministries, Opportunity Knocks for Youth, Dance Abilities at the Georgia Ballet, Right in the Community, Camp Big Heart and the Center for Family Resources, among many, many others.

At tickets priced at only $25 per person, guests can enjoy fabulous wines, ample hors d’oeuvres, exciting live and silent auction items and a chance for a windfall with 50/50 raffle tickets. Auction items include custom jewelry, European villa vacations, Southeast resort destinations, experiences such as premium tickets and a New York City hotel stay for Elton John’s Farewell Tour at Madison Square Garden and much, much more.


Roselle and Craig Wilkinson, co-chairs for this year’s Wine and Vine Market

“We are proud of the fun evening we create but even more proud of what we are able to give back to the important organizations near and dear to our hearts,” said Roselle Wilkinson. The feedback from the local Georgia organizations that partner with the East Cobb Civitans fortify her statement.

“We really wouldn’t be able to host Camp Big Heart if not for Georgia Civitan Clubs,” said Erin Fox, Board Member of Camp Big Heart and mom of dynamic daughter Nicole, who lives with special needs. “We serve a group of adults that fall between the cracks in the disabilities community. Without Civitan Clubs in Georgia we would not be able to provide this interactive, dynamic overnight experience that benefits not only the campers, but the caregivers who receive some much needed respite from daily caregiving.”

This year’s Wine and Vine Market is chaired by former long-time East Cobb residents Roselle and Craig Wilkinson, both East Cobb Civitan members. The evening’s Master of Ceremonies is Dan O’Brien. The organization salutes its Gold Sponsors: Corporate Risk Advisors, Synovus Bank, InfoMart, Cay Communications, LLC, Ellen Wilkinson & Carol Toney, Richard Wurst, CPA and Southern Environmental Services, Inc. A variety of sponsorship levels with multiple perks are still available. Over 200 attended last year and the stance on attendance this year: The more the merrier!

Olde Towne Athletic Club is located at 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. Event is 6-8:30pm. 21 and over only please. Tickets will be available in advance at www.EastCobbCivitan.org and at the door. For more information email EastCobbCivitan@gmail.com or call Roselle Wilkinson at 678-548-9635.

For more information about Civitan International and East Cobb Civitans, please contact Mary Karras, Georgia District Governor at 678-689-4978 or MARYKARRAS@synovus.com.