Emma Merritt to Chair Eighth Annual Corks for Kids Path

January 19, 2015

(GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA)– Last March, following an ice storm that left 80 percent of Greensboro residents without power, the Seventh Annual Corks for Kids Path had to be postponed for 24 hours. Despite this inconvenience, the event set a new fundraising record and in seven years has generated more than $575,000.

Eager to build on this success, 2015 Chair Emma Merritt has planning well underway. Merritt, who has served on the Corks for Kids Path planning committee for several years, is a principal with the law firm Tuggle Duggins in Greensboro. “I’m proud to have been a part of Corks for Kids Path’s past success,” she said.  “Kids Path is an important community resource, and I am honored and excited to volunteer for this role.”

The Eighth Annual Corks for Kids Path will take place on Friday, March 6, 2015, in the Empire Room at Elm Street Center. Once again, this tasting event will feature a variety of unique, handcrafted wines, locally brewed craft beers, hors d’oeuvres, decadent baked goods and a silent auction.

“Our committee is looking forward to the challenge to build on the wonderful history of Corks,” said Merritt.  “Kids Path relies on public support for 85 percent of its operating budget, so we take our challenge seriously.”

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work on such an important event,” said Merritt. “Each year, Corks for Kids Path experiences sold-out crowds. I am confident it will continue to expand the community’s participation to raise awareness and funds for Kids Path.”

Since its creation, Corks for Kids Path has become Greensboro’s premier wine tasting experience. A dedicated planning committee of volunteers will work to make the event a success. If you would like to help, contact Paul Russ, vice president of marketing and development, at 336.621.2500.

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas since 1980, is situated on a 14.75 acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, contact HPCG at 336.621.2500 or hospicegso.org.

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