Wine Tasting event draws 500 attendees, raises $45,000

Nearly 500 attendees enjoyed the 27th annual Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Beer Garden event Oct. 14. They sampled great food and sipped wine and beer while bidding on more than 100 silent auction items. The raffle drawing for a wine cooler stocked with 21 bottles of wine brought in $1,000.

Revenue from the ticket sales, sponsorships, neighborhood dinners and silent auction is expected to reach $45,000. As of this writing, seats are still available for the 6 on 6th Dinner (Feb. 3) and the Curtis Park Craft Beer Crawl (Jun. 23). To purchase tickets, call 452-3005.

After all receipts and expenses have been reconciled, the wine tasting committee will consider allocation of funds to additional beneficiaries and make a recommendation to the board.

The wine tasting is SCNA’s cornerstone event. Since it provides essential funds for the association’s financial stability, SCNA relies heavily on the generous support of its sponsors, especially the major sponsors. Cook Realty has always been a sponsor at some level, and for two decades Cook has been a major sponsor.

For five years McDonald Plumbing HVAC has sponsored the beer garden. Owner Vince McDonald said, “Our business has been serving the Curtis Park neighborhood for 60 years. We appreciate how our neighbors care about their homes. My wife and I have been attending the event for several years, and we enjoy seeing our friends, neighbors, local vendors and customers for an evening of fine food, drink and fund-raising.”

Towerpoint Wealth, a new major sponsor, supports SCNA and the event because, as owner Joseph Eschleman said,

“Being a newly formed, local small business, Towerpoint Wealth recognizes the diverse benefits our Curtis Park neighborhood offers, and eagerly continues to support the SCNA.”

Board member Steffan Brown stepped up his support of the event this year with two high level sponsorships.

Finally, a special thanks to Cheri Davis for organizing the neighborhood dinners, to Paul and Robyn Bergman for assisting with restaurants and wineries, Sherry Sherry and board member, Lori Harder, both for doing too many things to list.

—By Terri Shettle, SCNA executive director

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