Eat, Drink, and Give Back

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The High Plains Wine and Food Foundation of Texas held the annual Cork and Pork event on March 30 at McPherson Cellars.

This year was the third year the High Plains Chapter has held the Cork and Pork fundraiser in Lubbock. The Cork and Pork event is the only public event in Lubbock that cooks an entire pig. Local wineries sponsor their favorite wine for the guests.

The wine and food provided were products sponsored by GO TEXAN, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s marketing program. This program first started in 1999 to help consumers from in-state and out-of-state find Texas-made products.

“It is the mission of the chapter to promote local products, local entertainment and local wines,” said Matt Williams, a member of the High Plains Chapter and GO TEXAN representative.

The Cork and Pork event is held to raise money for a charity while encouraging the current members of The High Plains Chapter to attend a fun event and invite others to help gain membership to the chapter. This year, the chapter gave a portion of the ticket sales to “Paul’s Project.” For three years, Paul’s Project has been involved with helping “Tent City,” an area for the homeless of Lubbock.

The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas was founded in Austin, Texas, by wine and food lovers. The members in the Lubbock area created the High Plains Chapter, which helps raise money for scholarship funds at Texas Tech University by holding wine and food fundraising events.

“It feels really good to be able to give back whenever we can,” Williams said. “The High Plains Wine and Food Foundation wants to make a difference in someone’s life.”

To purchase tickets, click here.The ticket includes two drink tickets, food, and music by DJ, Bo Garza.