Get your tickets to Wine Around the Square (WATS) at great savings---$20 per ticket---16 hours only starting Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. until Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Tickets during this time period will be reduced to just $60 per person---reduced from $80 per person. Order your tickets during this time at winearoundthesquare.org. After Wednesday at 10 a.m., tickets for the Saturday, Sept. 20 event will again go to $80 per person.
Anne Davis, Executive Director of the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation, says the flash ticket sale is in response to "a desire to include everyone in Rutherford County and middle Tennessee in this fight against breast cancer, a disease which affects so many American families. Our 2014 honoree and breast cancer survivor, Dr. Sue Andrews, the 60-person Power of Pink fundraising committee and the 100+ Wine Around the Square volunteers invite the entire community to come out and honor the wonderful women in all our lives this coming Saturday night.
"Many of us have mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, friends, neighbors and work colleagues who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detection is the key. Let's join together to make sure that every woman in our county has access to the kind of diagnostic breast care she needs, regardless of income or health insurance coverage. Let's have fun for a great cause!"
Wine Around the Square is a casual, fun evening outdoors, featuring a progressive wine tasting with more than 75 wines at multiple retail and office venues around the Square. Each venue, including many downtown shops that are open for business, will be staffed with volunteers who will describe and pour wine for tasting before visitors proceed to the next station. Last year's event raised more than $128,000 to fund breast cancer screening and testing.
The Murfreesboro downtown Square will be blocked off for the Third Annual WATS, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sept. 20, thanks to a special permit issued by the Murfreesboro City Council last month. That night, WATS guests will be able to stroll in and out of downtown businesses, enjoy food from 14 participating vendors, taste more than 75+ wines and premium liquors, and listen to live music by four bands: Johnny B and the Balladeers, The John Armstrong Band, the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra's Saxophone Quartet and Frazier & Company.
General Admission event check-in will be in the inner loop of the Courthouse, at the south end of the downtown Square, in front of Bink's Outfitters. Paid guests will receive an admission bracelet, a Wine Around the Square etched signature wine glass and instructions for the evening. Parking is available at the City Center Parking garage located off Vine Street or south Church Street.
Proceeds of the 2014 Power of Pink Wine Around the Square event will provide mammograms and breast cancer care at the Saint Thomas Rutherford Center for Breast Health for Rutherford County women who cannot afford treatment, as well as partial operating expenses for the Saint Thomas Health/Susan G. Komen/Power of Pink/Our Mission in Motion mobile mammography coach as it travels to Rutherford County. The coach has traveled to Rutherford County 33 times over the past 12 months and provided 166 Power of Pink tests last year. Event proceeds also provide for a portion of the nurse navigator's salary at the Center for Breast Health and provided 324 mammograms last year.
In 2014, 490 mammograms were provided for Rutherford County women, thanks to WATS and The Power of Pink. All funds raised at Wine Around The Square remain in Rutherford County and provide care for Rutherford County women.