Brush, Bottle and Barrel to raise money for Legal Aid Society

Brush, Bottle and Barrel to raise money for Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society stopped by WAVE 3 News Weekend Sunrise to talk about their event. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Legal Aid Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is quickly approaching.

The 15th annual Brush, Bottle, and Barrel of the Bluegrass will take place on Friday, April 27, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the corporate campus of Atria Senior Living.

"We encourage our community to come out and support the Legal Aid Society at this one-of-a-kind event," Neva-Marie Polley Scott, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society, said. "Not only do the proceeds from this fundraiser benefit a great cause, but this event has it all: great food, great cocktails, great music, and great company."

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The Brush, Bottle and Barrel of the Bluegrass will feature tastings of Kentucky wines and bourbons, an outdoor beer garden featuring Kentucky beers,  food catered by Atria Senior Living, live music, and a silent auction.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Legal Aid Society whose mission is to pursue justice for people in poverty in 15 Kentucky counties. It is the only organization in Louisville and the surrounding counties that provides civil legal services free of charge.

Tickets are $100 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, click here or call (502) 584-1254.

The Legal Aid Society will honor Stephen Reily with the Brown-Forman Spirit of Justice Award. The award is given to a member of the community who they say demonstrates a deep dedication to upholding the principles of equal justice. Past recipients of the award include Edward S. and Cornelia Bonnie, R. James Straus, and The Honorable Boyce F. Martin III.

"Louisville Legal Aid Society is pleased to recognize the exemplary civic and legal leadership shown by Stephen Reily through the 2018 Spirit of Justice Award," said Kendrick Riggs, Chair of Legal Aid Society's Board of Directors. "Stephen's focus on creating a stronger community includes those who need a second chance. His financial support for and public advocacy of the benefits of expungement representation for those in need has allowed many to rejoin our community and achieve the dignity and financial stability that a job and work brings. He represents exactly what the Spirit of Justice means through his service to our community."

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