16th Annual Harvest Wine & Jazz
The 16th Annual Wine and Jazz Gala was held on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Silvermoon on Broad. This year's event was presented by TEXAR Federal Credit Union and honored Norma Durrant the founder of the Wine and Jazz Gala. There was live music from Candace Taylor & Trio, a premier silent auction, a live painting by Texarkana artist Joseph Raymond and expertly selected paired wines with gourmet dishes prepared by local chefs. The Wine and Jazz Gala raised over $50,000 for hunger relief, including an endowment for childhood hunger—The Norma Durrant Childhood Hunger Fund. All proceeds benefit the hunger relief programs of Harvest Regional Food Bank. Harvest Regional Food Bank serves over 60,000 individuals in ten counties each year through a network of nearly 100 partner agencies, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens. Arkansas and Texas consistently rank in the top 5 for the highest incidents of hunger. Harvest Regional Food Bank works to eliminate hunger through Food Banking, Food Rescue, the Backpack Program and Mobile Pantry.