Annual Events

Date: Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Raise a glass with event host Mark Peters, CEO of Butterball Farms Inc., at this year's Wine & Words event. The October 8 event, held in the iconic Lion Rock Manor in Grand Rapids, celebrates the Literacy Center of West Michigan's efforts to bring about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy. 

Guests will enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to play word games in one of the premiere homes in Grand RapidsAll proceeds from Wine & Words will ensure that the Literacy Center can continue to provide free literacy instruction to adults reading below a 9th grade level. 

Valet parking is provided. The event is business attire. 

Please contact with any questions about the event.

Sponsorships begin at $500. 

Honorary Committee Members

  • Emmalee Anderson
  • Dee Brown
  • Jenny Dakoske
  • Katie and Ryan Ferris
  • Kristian Grant
  • Caleb Hollier
  • Ana Jose
  • Lilibeth and Lee Marvin
  • Laina Mills
  • Tim Monsma
  • Lee Moyer
  • Jon and Monica O'Connor
  • Stephen Oberlin and Chloe Cunningham
  • Meghan and Adam Russo
  • Jen and Brad Schottke
  • Hanna Schulze
  • Melissa Seguin
  • George and Ashtyn Storms
  • Sungjin and Hannah Yoo

Event Sponsors

Event Underwriter


Mark Peters



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Book Collector Sponsors

  • Adamy Valuation
  • Aquinas College
  • The Campbell Group
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
  • McShane & Bowie, PLC
  • Plante Moran PLLC
  • Rich Noreen
  • Was√©yabek Development Company, LLC
  • Elizabeth Welch and Brian Schwartz
  • Wolverine Coil Spring Co.

Literature Lover Sponsors

  • Baker Holtz
  • COM616
  • Cathy and Fritz Crabb
  • Win and Kyle Irwin
  • Kent Companies
  • Landscape Design Services
  • Reagan Marketing + Design
  • Scott Christopher Homes

Lion Rock Manor
750 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, USA
Lion Rock Manor

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