Ladies party with a purpose

ST. PETERSBURG – How do you manage in a world with so much hate and division?  You bring everyone together to celebrate, fellowship and learn from each other, all while giving back to the community.

Last month Nikki Barfield and approximately 30 friends did just that at a “Wine Down Before We Turn Up” social.  This was the second event hosted at Barfield’s home, which was strategically held right before the busyness of the holiday season.

The social brought together a diverse group of ladies to mingle in a “politic free zone” where they participated in an icebreaker activity, a blind wine tasting and completed the mannequin challenge.

Ladies party with a purposeThe selected charity for the November event was Happy Workers Learning Center, and board member Sharon Snow was able to attend and provide a rich history lesson on the center.  Guests brought much-needed donations thanks to a provided wish list.

The generosity of the ladies and the willingness to mingle and interact with others will keep this quarterly event going strong for years to come.

If you are interested in hosting similar gatherings, Barfield will be happy to share the concept and lessons learned to help make your event equally successful. She can be reached at

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