The Abilities Foundation 24th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on Florida's Gulf Coast

With Memorial Day just on the horizon, what better way to spend an evening than at the Armed Forces Museum in Abilities Wine Tasting & Silent Auction LogoLargo in benefit of job placement and housing services for our wounded military veterans? The Abilities Foundation 24th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction is slated for Saturday evening, May 25, from 6-9p.m. Did we mention that you'd being sipping some fabulous wine and sampling some fabulous fare?

Slated as Tampa Bay's premier showcase of wine and food, guests enjoy premium wines, spirits and craft beers accompanied by gourmet cuisine from acclaimed chefs from the local area. Savor signature dishes from Parkshore Grill, O'Bistro, 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, Picky P's New Orleans Bistro, Vincenzo's Grill, Cody's Original Roadhouse, Mike's Pies, Rollin' Oats, Cabot Creamery, Barry's Gourmet Brownies, Mr. Bill's Fine Foods, Casey's Cookies, Your Fondant Memories, St. Pete Brasserie, and many more. The evening also provides auction items, live entertainment, free valet parking, and a tour of the award-winning Armed Forces Museum. (Please note that the museum is closed that day in preparation for this big event.) There's also a chance to win a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle, so don't miss out.

Accolades for the Abilities Foundation Wine Tasting and Silent Auction reflect the quality of the events:Abilities Foundation Wine Tasting

"The Abilities Foundation is the standard by which we judge charity partners across the nation.”  – Napa Valley Vintners marketing director Jeff Adams.

"Big-league tasting of extraordinary proportions. Congratulations to Abilities for putting Pinellas County on the wine-tasting map.” — Weekly Planet food critic Bonnie Boots

"This year’s ‘Best Wine Tasting’ is the Abilities Wine Tasting, which features the finest California and international wines together with great food from top Tampa Bay Restaurants. This annual benefit gets bigger every year.” — Tampa Bay Magazine

Advance ticketing for the event has already passed, but Grand Tasting tickets are available online for $75; $85 at the door. Tickets for the VIP Reception (which include entry to the Grand Tasting) are available online for $150; $175 at the door.

We hope you consider attending and see for yourself why it is such a fantastic event. Don't forget to read about some of the other exciting events happening on Florida's Gulf Coast this Memorial Day weekend.

Florida's Intracoastal WaterwayWe look forward to seeing you on our beaches and in our towns. If you haven't made your Memorial Day beach vacation rental arrangements, don't delay. Also, it's a great time to make your summer Gulf beach vacation plans.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day wherever you choose to spend it; we really hope you're heading our way! Let's take time to remember and honor those we lost in service to our country. We appreciate their past sacrifices for the freedoms we presently enjoy.

Until next time, have a great holiday weekend!

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