Wine, beer, chocolate tasting, Sunday Oct. 14
WEBSTER – A guitar signed by Charlie Daniels and Gretchen Wilson, a specially constructed wine cellar – these are just two of the items available at an auction supporting the campaign to build a new Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard. In addition, dozens of local merchants and businesses will be offering samples of specialty wines, locally brewed beers, and gourmet chocolates at the community event, which will be held at Indian Ranch on October 14 from 2 – 6 p.m..
The Hubbard campaign goal is to raise $2 million before starting actual construction of the project, a much-needed renovation and expansion of the outdated 50-year old emergency department. “So far we've raised $700,000, and need another $1.3 to begin the work. The $2 million will bring us to the halfway point in the fundraising effort,” said Sean Mitchell, development manager. All contributions and donations are being be matched by an anonymous donor, who has pledged to give up to $4 million, towards the total $8 million project cost.
The wine, beer and chocolate tasting vendors include Wormtown Brewery, Bershire Brewing company, Trio Wine Company, Zoll Cellars, Ruby Wines, Cameron Hughes, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, and Cakettes. Marty's of Dudley will host a special selection of wines for the tasting as well.
The auction part of the even includes a silent auction as well as a live auction. Silent auction items include gift certificates for local restaurants and retailers, signed memorabilia, and tickets to sporting events. The live auction is scheduled to begin around 5 o'clock.
Mr. Murphy said that all the businesses and volunteers who are part of the event are donating their products and time. All proceeds and donations will benefit the Hubbard campaign and all will be matched. Advance tickets $25, call Dawn at 508-765-3146 or visit Marty's Liquor on West Main Street in Dudley. Tickets are $30 at the door.
- Friday, 12 October 2012
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