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The Bacchanalian Society of Central Texas is hosting its second event from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Linnemann Realty in Killeen.

Like all the society’s meetings, the point of the gathering extends beyond fun and enjoying good wine.

The proceeds will go toward Communities in Schools of Greater Central Texas, Inc. The nonprofit will put the funds toward a golf tournament that raises a large sum of money, said Aimee Nesse, founder of the society.

A representative from the organization will speak before the wine games begin.

At each gathering, participants bring three bottles of wine per team.

Groups do blind taste tests and rank the wines.

The winners get to divide up the unopened bottles, and the losers take home their losing wine, all in good fun.

“People get really amped up. At the end, they’ll be cheering for their wine to win,” Nesse said.

La Ta Korea food truck will be serving dinner, and Anthony Petit Photography will take free, professional photos for the crowd.

“At the last one, we had about 32 people, and we did good things for public TV,” Nesse said, of the group’s raising enough money to serve as a sponsor for the KNCT Wine Classic.

Anyone over the age of 21 is welcome to attend.

“Wine snobs should check their attitude at the door. These are people who are wine enthusiasts and newcomers, all coming together, to enjoy networking,” Nesse said.

She described the event as friendraising — fundraising while making friends.

“They don’t shirk at the value of giving back to the community,” Nesse said. “The energy in the room is great,” Nesse said.

For more information, contact Nesse at BacchSocietyofCenTex@gmail.com.

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Contact Madison Lozano​ at mlozano@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7552.