Third Annual Reading Between the Wines

Author Linda Castillo

Author Linda Castillo

The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County is gearing up for their largest fundraiser, the third annual Reading Between the Wines, presented by Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land and Safari Texas Ranch on Friday, February 6th at 7 pm at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond. Individual tickets are $100 and include live music, wine, small bites from local chefs and restaurants and the opportunity to meet featured authors and bid on live and Pulitzer Prize auctions. An exciting new feature to the event this year is a Kendra Scott Jewelry pop-up store from which a portion of the evening’s sales will be donated to the Literacy Council.

New York Times best-selling author Linda Castillo is the featured author for 2015. Castillo’s works include The Dead Will Tell, Gone Missing and Sworn to Silence. Guest authors and their publications are Lynda Rutledge, Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale; Janice Scheve, Grandma Rocks!; Ben Lewis, Social Studies and Dr. Rebecca Deurlein, Teenagers 101.

Participating restaurants and chefs this year include Antonia’s Italian Ristorante, Anna’s Gourmet Greek Catering, Churrasco’s, Italian Maid Café Events and Catering, M&M’s Southern Creole Kitchen and Catering, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, S&S Steaks & Spirits, Saltgrass Steakhouse and Soto’s Kitchen.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available and range from $500 to $5,000. Sponsor benefits include admission to a pre-event reception with the authors, an autographed book of choice, reserved premier seating, complimentary program advertisement and more. Sponsors to date are Fort Bend Focus Magazine, Pamela Printing, Fred and Mabel Parks Foundation, Pamela M. Logsdon, CPA, Karen and Alan Harding, Johnson Development, CHI St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital, Gena and Paul Horak & Terri and Steve Smith, Lucy Thompson, Arlene and Leonard Rolsen, Angela M. Pfeifer Ph.D., Mary and Carl Favre, Amegy Bank, CHI St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital, Michael Schiff and Sharon Hymes, NALCO Champion, St. Michael’s Emergency Center and Mitchell & Duff, Bill and Michelle Hickl/BDO USA, The Gerke Law Firm, Texas State Technical College, Kelli and Steve Metzenthin, Dr. Subodh and Sonal Bhuchar, EOR Energy Services, Cartridge World Missouri City, Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C., Rosemary Jones, Sanderson Knox & Co. and Schramme Construction.

For more information on sponsorship and tickets, contact Cari Middaugh at the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 or or visit