The fourth annual Lincoln Wine and Food Experience is aiming for an improved guest experience and a record fundraising total in 2012. Tickets are on sale now for the Lincoln Community Playhouse benefit presented by Russ’s Market at Embassy Suites on Friday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. Ticket sales will be limited so people are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

Lincoln’s premier event for people who love fine wine and food will feature an expanded display area and wider aisles, providing guests with more room to sample an impressive selection of wines and food. More than 80 booths will fill the main ballroom. In addition, Reserve Room guests will enjoy an exclusive selection of reserve wines and a buffet prepared by Russ’s Market Catering to You.

The Lincoln Wine and Food Experience has raised nearly $100,000 over the last three years, becoming a major fundraiser for the Lincoln Community Playhouse. This year’s goal is $50,000. Tickets for the main ballroom are $40, while a limited number of Reserve Room tickets are available for $60 and include access to the main area as well. Tickets are on sale at Russ’s Market locations in Lincoln and at the playhouse box office, 2500 S. 56th St.

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