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Annual wine, food celebration benefits OPT kids

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ozarks Public Television (OPT), Brown Derby International Wine Center and Andy’s Frozen Custard are teaming up once again for the 26th annual Wine and Food Celebration to benefit OPT children’s programming. The celebration will take place from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the White River Conference Center next to Bass Pro Shops.

Wine and Food logoThe event will allow guests to taste wines from all over the world, sample a variety of craft beers and, new this year, try cocktail culture, the mixology of spirits cleverly combined with unique flavors. Guests will also be able to sample foods from more than 20 of the area’s most popular restaurants.

Participating food vendors include Andy’s Frozen Custard, Avanzare, Aviary Café and Creperie, Bambino’s Café, Brown Derby Wine Center and Marketplace, Flame Steakhouse, Florentina’s Italian Restaurant, Garbo’s Pizzeria, Gilardi’s Ristorante, Jimm’s Steakhouse and Pub, Metropolitan Grill, Nonna’s Italian Café, Mudhouse Coffee, Newk’s Café,  Ocean Zen, Springfield Brew Co., Tea Bar and Bites, Twilight Grille and White River Conference Center.

Entertainment will be provided by Springfield’s DJ Platinum.

Tickets are $40 at the door or $25 in advance. Advance tickets can be purchased at Brown Derby Wine Center and Marketplace, select Brown Derby locations including 501 S. National, 1380 E. Republic Rd, 1440 W. Republic Rd, 3340 E Sunshine St in Springfield, 830 W Mt. Vernon in Nixa or at any Andy’s Frozen Custard location in Springfield. Tickets are also available online at www.optv.org.

For more information, contact Hannah Wingo at (417) 836-8894.


About Ozarks Public Television
OPT is an affiliate of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and is dedicated to providing quality programs from national, regional and local sources. Each weekday, OPT provides 10 hours of educational children’s programming, viewed by over 50,000 kids each week. OPT spends over half a million dollars each year on children’s programming—more than a quarter of its annual operating budget.

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