Breaux Vineyards played host Friday to those interested in some feel-good drinking at the second annual "Corks for a Cause" benefiting the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center, a program of the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter. The Loudoun Child Advocacy Center supports the continued development and implementation of a "child-centered approach" when investigating cases of child abuse and neglect. Last year, the center served 192 child victims of abuse. The Purcellville winery event raised funds through ticket sales and raffle prizes. JP Events & Consulting served as the founding sponsor, with the Times-Mirror partnering as a media backer.
|From left, Maria Kopsidas and Jenna Dawson, both of Cookology, a co-sponsor of "Corks for a Cause," join Jackie Le and Scott Gill for a bottle. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko|
|Lydia Best of Leesburg and Tracy Robinson of Purcellville enjoyed a night of good wine, friendship and networking. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko|
|Nicola Acosta, executive director of the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter, and Terry Allen indulge in wine and conversation at the event benefiting Acosta's nonprofit organization. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko|
|Somehow, some way "Corks for a Cause" enjoyed a rain-free evening Friday. The region and its farms have dealt with a deluge of rain for most of the month. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko|
|From left, Beverly Goodwin, James King, Glenn O'Brien and Denise O'Brien hold down the fort at the AOL table. AOL was one of several sponsors that helped make the event possible. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko|
|Steve and Cherry Grassi opted for outdoor imbibing, as did dozens of other attendees at "Corks for a Cause." Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko|