8th Annual Don Sproles Memorial Evening “WINE AND SHINE” presented by: Sugarlands Distilling Company & the Crowne Plaza Knoxville


Sam Venable

 July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Crowne Plaza Knoxville 


Bear Stephenson

Featuring Live Music: To Be Announced

The Wine & Shine is an ADULT ONLY event! Only adults age 21 or over may purchase a ticket and attend the event. (Each event attendee must bring a valid Photo ID to enter and attend the 8th Annual Don Sproles Memorial Evening “WINE AND SHINE”)

Join us for a fun filled evening featuring a tasting and presentation of several premium moonshines through Sugarland’s Distillery as well as a collection of spectacular wines. The evening will also include delicious gourmet food, a live band, and a live and silent auction led by no other than Auctioneer Bear Stephenson that will provide you the opportunity to bid on some of the most fabulous and unique items in Knoxville! VMC is honored once again to have storyteller extraordinaire Sam Venable as the event Emcee! Tickets are $80 and proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to support the programs of the Volunteer Ministry Center. 

The Wine & Shine Event is FUN with a PURPOSE- the purpose being ending and preventing homelessness in Knoxville! VMC’s programs support its two-fold mission of facilitating permanent supportive housing for those who are homeless and providing services to prevent homelessness. VMC operates four main programs:  The VMC Resource Center, The Bush Family Refuge, Minvilla Manor, and The VMC Dental Clinic.  The goal for all clients is housing.  Utilizing case management and the ‘Housing First’ approach to ending homelessness, VMC assists individuals into permanent, supportive housing and provides the resources necessary to maintain housing.  


The Crowne Plaza has reserved a block of rooms under "VMC Wine & Shine" at a special discounted rate (starting at $99) exclusively for Wine & Shine attendees. If you would like to reserve a room, please contact the Crowne Plaza at 865-522-2600.


Every year, the Wine & Shine features a live and silent auction. This year we have added three featured items that are only available to bid on through a special online auction. The Featured Online Auction component of this event is open to the public and you do not have to attend the event to participate- online bidding will continue until 8 PM and event attendees will be encouraged to participate and bid online during the event until bidding closes at 8 PM.

Diamond Flower Pendant Necklace

Cole Swindell VIP Concert Experience

NASCAR VIP Race Experience


If you are interested in becoming a Wine & Shine sponsor, please contact us to be a part of this fun and entertaining event. All levels of sponsorship provide a table with seating for eight, sponsor logo or name and a link to sponsor's website from VMC's website, sponsor logo or name on select screens at venue, sponsor's name in event program, and a sponsor gift bag to include a bottle of moonshine. Download the 2019 Sponsorship Packet and contact Mary Beth Ramey at 865-524-3926 ext. 229.

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In thankful memory of the generosity of Norma Keisling Holmes

Marty Smith

Selena Brewster

Nancy Bowen

Carney Ivy

John & Kathy Buckingham


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