Winetasting to Benefit HPMEC

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Finca Vigia: Ernest Hemingway's Cuban Home, a watercolor by James Richards.(courtesy photo)

On the evening of Friday, Oct. 24, the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) will host a winetasting and dinner at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, on the campus of Arkansas State University. Proceeds from the event will benefit the HPMEC.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and the opening of an art exhibit by Professor James Richards from the University of Texas at Arlington. This exhibit will focus on sketches from the museum's trip to Cuba last summer. The dinner and winetasting will follow at 7 p.m. Butch Cochran will be the evening's sommelier, discussing the wines guests will drink and their best pairings.

"This event serves as a kick-off for the promotion of the museum's upcoming trip to Paris set for March 22 to 30, 2015," noted HPMEC Director Adam Long. "The cost of the evening is $75 and those planning to attend must RSVP to the museum by Friday, Oct. 17." Long added RSVP's may be made by calling the museum at 870 598-3487 or emailing him at

Additional information about the trip to Paris may also be obtained by contacting the museum.

The winetasting fundraiser is co-sponsored by Piggott State Bank, First National Bank--Piggott's Banking Center and the Paragould Liquor Store.

HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site located at 1021 West Cherry Street in Piggott. Tours are conducted on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

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