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Announcing Taste of the New South 2012


January 1, 2012 — Levine Museum of the New South has exciting changes planned for 2012 and the signature fundraising event Taste of the New South. For the last 14 years, the Museum has hosted this event in partnership with regional resorts and inns.Each year has attractedg a larger audience and raised more money than the previous year. To continue this growth while also offering guests a new experience, the Museum is adapting the event model to be more reflective of the institution's mission and values and add additional eements of fun and excitement. Moving forward, the Museum will shift the focus from regional inns and resorts to celebrating the cuisine and culture of different parts of the southeastern United States. Each year a different region will be selected, and the Museum will present cuisine, cocktails and cultural aspects that make that region unique.

2012 is an important year for North Carolina. Inspired by the energy and excitement the Democratic National Convention has brought to the Carolinas, Levine Museum will focus on what makes our region culturally unique and will host Taste of the New South: Local Flavor.

The evening will highlight the wonderful cuisine, cocktails and culture of the Carolinas, with the local food movement incorporated throughout. The Honorary Chairs for the event will be North Carolina natives, Sarah and Tim Belk & Kim and Johnny Belk.

The financial support raised from Taste of the New South: Local Flavor will continue to help underwrite the Museum's ongoing educational and outreach programming for middle school, high school and college students. This also includes professional development for teachers, off-site school experiences, on-site exhibit tours, programs and facilitated dialogue.

If you'd like to support the event by joining the host committee or becoming a corporate sponsor, contact, Jenni Gaisbauer, SVP of Development at 704.333.1887, ext. 232,

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