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"Wine Into Water" event will raise money for safe drinking water efforts

SOUTH BEND, IND- South Bend’s Best Week Ever continues. One of today’s events is all about sipping a glass of wine while raising money for a good cause.

The 9th annual “Wine Into Water” fundraiser will be Thursday night at the Palais Royale. There will be delicious fine wine, beer, spirits, food and music.

The wine will be from different Indiana distributors and includes live music by Jack Gregory and other local artists.

One of the highlights of the fundraiser is a raffle.

Raffle tickets are $5 each and you can enter to win several prize packages. 

“One will be a Notre Dame Football package, 4 tickets to the Navy game and a golf package,” said Jim Williams, a committee member for the event.

All proceeds will benefit “Water for People,” an organization that ensures people all over the world can enjoy safe drinking water.

“We provide counseling, support, guidance so that communities can learn how to be self-sufficient on their own and maintain sustainable water supply systems throughout the world,” Williams said.

An estimated 1.8 billion people around the world don’t have access to safe drinking water.

Thursday’s event is a way for the local community to support the effort and help end the cycle of poverty.

“Michiana is a very philanthropic community and we are hopeful that we can enjoy some of that philanthropy to help us tackle this problem on a world scale,” Williams said.

The event is from 5:30 to 8 P.M. at the Palais Royal in downtown South Bend. Tickets are $40 each. If you didn’t purchase one in advance, you can buy one at the door.

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