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8th Annual Don Sproles Memorial Evening “WINE AND SHINE”

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Join us for a fun filled evening featuring a tasting and presentation of several premium moonshines through Sugarland’s Distillery as well as a collection of spectacular wines. The evening will also include delicious gourmet food, a live band, and a live and silent auction led by no other than Auctioneer Bear Stephenson that will provide you the opportunity to bid on some of the most fabulous and unique items in Knoxville! VMC is honored once again to have storyteller extraordinaire Sam Venable as the Event Emcee! Proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to support the programs of the Volunteer Ministry Center.

The Wine & Shine Event is FUN with a PURPOSE– the purpose being ending and preventing homelessness in Knoxville! VMC’s programs support its two-fold mission of facilitating permanent supportive housing for those who are homeless and providing services to prevent homelessness. VMC operates the following programs: The VMC Resource Center, The Bush Family Refuge, Minvilla Manor, Street Outreach and The VMC Dental Clinic. The goal for all clients is housing. Utilizing case management and the ‘Housing First’ approach to ending homelessness, VMC assists individuals into permanent, supportive housing and provides the resources necessary to maintain housing. Learn more about us by visiting http://www.vmcinc.org.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Wine & Shine Event is an ADULT ONLY event! Only adults age 21 or over may purchase a ticket and attend the event.


What are my transport/parking options to and from the event?

VMC suggests the following options for parking/transportation:

1) The Crowne Plaza provides free onsite parking in their garage.

2) In the event that the Crowne Plaza’s parking garage becomes full, there are several city parking garages in close proximity that are located within walking distance. Many city garages and lots are free on weeknights and weekends. Please visit https://www.downtownknoxville.org/crowne-plaza-knoxville/ for recommended parking options. If you decide or need to park at a city garage or lot and would like an escort walking back to your car after the event, please let us know and we will arrange for a Crowne Plaza staff member to escort you.

3) If you would like to not worry about driving or parking, using a transportation service such as Uber or Lyft may be an excellent option!

How can I contact VMC with any questions?

You may contact Zan Schriver at 865-524-3926 x222 or [email protected] with any questions regarding the Wine & Shine Event.


What’s the refund policy?

After the purchase of a ticket for the Wine & Shine Event, there are no refunds. All funds raised through this fundraising event will go to support VMC programs with the mission of ending and preventing homelessness in Knoxville. If you purchased tickets but are unable to attend and would like to donate your ticket(s) to VMC, please contact Zan Schriver at 865-524-3926 x222 or [email protected].


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring a printed ticket to the event! When you arrive, registration will check you in and you will receive your drink ticket for one (1) free beverage.


Volunteer Ministry Center


Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University
511 N Broadway, Volunteer Ministry Center
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917 United States
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