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Come join us for an unforgettable evening of wine+beer, music, and giving back at our 2nd Annual "Wine in the Woods" charity event on April 27, 2024  at 6-8:30 pm in the Tugaloo Bend Park.  Several wonderful items will be available at the silent auction.  More details will be provided in advance of the event to registered people. 


This year's event promises to be a truly special occasion with lively bluegrass music by the Spare Parts band from Walhalla SC and an array of delicious heavy hors d'oeuvres to tantalize your tastebuds.  Our guests are encouraged to dress comfortably in casual attire, so grab your favorite boots and come ready to dance the night away!   You’ll have a fantastic time and your generosity will support a great cause, as all proceeds from the event are for Tugaloo Bend Park and community activities sponsored by the Stephens County Foundation. So mark your calendar, bring your friends and loved ones, and help us make a difference in our community.   Price of admission is $50 per person. 


We can't wait to see you there!  

See what a lovely event it was in 2024 - Click Here 

See what a lovely event it was in 2023 - Click Here 

Tugaloo Bend Park  is located at  2104 Yonah Dam Road  Toccoa, Georgia 

Physical tickets will not be generated.  You will receive a confirmation email 

Silent Auction Items

The fantastic items below will be available for purchase by silent auction at the event. 

Backpacking items from

Currahee Outdoors

Retail Value - $330 

CampStove Complete Cook Kit - Portable Wood Cooking System

A packable outdoor kitchen perfect for the campsite. Generate electricity and create smokeless flames with the award-winning CampStove 2+ while cooking up your meals with the lightweight Portable Grill, KettlePot, and CoffeePress accessories. Bonus FlexLight included to illuminate your cooktop at night.

AlpenGlow 500 - 500 Lumen Multicolor USB Lantern

Inspired by light found in nature, AlpenGlow 500 delivers bright illumination or colorful ambience depending on your mood or task. Featuring ChromaReal LED technology, true-tone light renders colors accurately in lowlight conditions so you can ditch the harsh glares and enjoy a light that is truly fun and functional.


Custom Jewelry from

Courtney Poole-Pendergrast 


Retail Value - $700 

Beautiful one-of-a kind pendant that is forged and fabricated by hand by bench jeweler and artist, Courtney Poole-Pendergrast.

The pendant is sterling silver with copper mountains and a 24k gold sun. The chain is sterling silver, 18” long.


Courtney Poole Pendergrast is the owner, designer, and maker for Poole Pendergrast Studios, located in Toccoa in the foothills of Northeast Georgia.  

Her work utilizes ethically sourced materials, and she often incorporates customer’s old, unworn jewelry into new designs.  With a high respect for craftsmanship, Courtney utilizes methods of construction reminiscent of jewelers from generations gone by.  She enjoys working as a jeweler and metalsmith because it requires ingenuity and creativity.  Whether a piece is a custom heirloom to be passed on for generations or an object to be enjoyed by a child, it is carefully considered and well built. 

The versatility of metal inspires Courtney while form, function, and aesthetics all play a key role in her    designs. By applying different processes, a simple piece of metal can look as soft as a satin bow, rough-hewn as an old, weathered iron gate, or intricate as a piece of lace. She loves that there is always something new to discover, plus she has a soft spot for a well-balanced hammer!   Her goal as an artist is to grasp a raw idea and forge it into something tangible and enduring. 


Bourbon - Blantons with glasses and snacks

Big A Tobacco/Liquor 


Retail Value - $180 

Original Single Barrel

Blanton’s Original Single Barrel was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton’s family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world’s first single barrel bourbon. The taste profile is sweet, with notes of citrus and oak. The creamy vanilla nose is teased with caramel and butterscotch, all underscored by familiar baking spices such as clove, nutmeg, or cinnamon. Blanton’s Original set the standard for single barrel bourbons in 1984. Best served neat or on the rocks. Bottled at 46.5% alcohol by volume.


Bourbon Duo- Weller and Buffalo Trace with glasses and snacks

Big A Tobacco/Liquor 


Retail Value - $90 

Weller Special Reserve 90 Proof Bourbon

The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange color. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails.

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This deep amber whiskey has a complex aroma of vanilla, mint and molasses. Pleasantly sweet to the taste with notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak, toffee, dark fruit and anise. This whiskey finishes long and smooth with serious depth.


Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours from WildWater

  2 Passes


Retail Value - $200 

More than just a zipline, Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours takes you through multiple ecosystems and into grand old white oak and maple treetops.  Our zipline features over ½ mile of air time with 2 sky bridges, 10 ziplines between trees and platforms, including 4 zips      across Academy Lake, and ends with the 1200 foot Bell Tower Express that launches off our 50 foot tower.  


Gourmia Air Fyer


Retail Value - $120

Enjoy crispy onion ring or french fries without frying in oil. 

  • Air fry, bake, roast reheat and more

  • Elegant design with stainless steel accents

  • Simple touch screen with 12 cooking programs presets

  • Dishwasher safe 8-quart basket and crisper tray


Drinks and Snacks Gift Basket


Retail Value - $85

Lots of delicious snacks and drinks. 


Custom Woodworking board

Langley Woodworking 


Retail Value - $100

Custom work - 

 Oak Level

George Mitchell Allen Foundation

Poplar Level

Candace Price

Friend of the Bend

Sycamore Level

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Pine Level

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