Ocean Isle Beach, NC – If you are like most of us, you might be experiencing some “cabin fever” after a week or so of self isolation and social distancing. If you have had enough of TV, computer games, jig saw puzzles and coronavirus briefings, check out the online auction Wine Fest is sponsoring now.
Wine Fest, the annual benefit of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation Inc., was originally set for April 25 but has been postponed until June 28. This event, which features live and silent auctions, wine tasting, delicious “lite bites” from local restaurants and other exciting activities, is the premier fundraiser for the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.
To alleviate some of the monotony of community-wide isolation and to creatively raise funds during this time, the foundation is hosting an online auction ahead of the actual event. You can visit the link below to see and bid on unique, one-of-a-kind items. https://sites.google.com/view/oimfonlineauction/
The bidding closes on April 30. This is a great way to escape boredom for a bit and also support two of the community’s great family treasures. Wine Fest is rescheduled for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 28 at the museum.
Reservations are $50 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling 910-579-1016 (leave a message and we’ll call you back) or visiting the website at www.museumplanetarium.org. You can download the reservation form and mail it in. In addition, anyone interested in a Wine Fest sponsorship or auction donation can download forms for those.
If you wish to donate an auction item, a staff member or volunteer can pick that up.
The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff are our top priority. We will closely monitor the
coronavirus situation and maintain ongoing communication with local health officials to determine if our
reopening date will need to be changed. Family Day, originally set for April 11, has been cancelled. For some
family activities while staying safe at home, follow us on Facebook. Visit www.museumplanetarium.org, for