2nd Annual Wines of the World
On Thursday, September 12, the Bent Tree Foundation held its second annual “Wines of the World” fundraising event. Over 120 people enjoyed the tasting of many, many wines from numerous countries around the world. The sponsors for this event were Jack Short and his wife, Donna, and Trouts Beverages. Five beverage distributors graciously gave of their time and their wines to make this an enormously enjoyable and fun time for all of the attendees. Additionally, Donna Short created an incredible spread of fabulous heavy hors d’oeuvres, as can be seen in the photograph of the laden table in the Fireside Lounge. Donna was aided by a number of volunteers, but she provided most of the delectable items. If you missed out on this marvelous offering, make sure you attend our third annual wine tasting event next September.
In addition to the fine food, the wonderful wines and the lovely piano music, courtesy of Ellen Whitten, the event also provided some great prizes for those lucky enough to buy a winning raffle ticket. Prizes included two bottles of aged, rare Scotch whisky as well as some fine dessert wines.
The funds raised from this wonderful evening of fun and camaraderie will be used for scholarships for qualified Pickens County High School seniors as well as grants to teachers throughout our county to be used for special projects.
The Bent Tree Foundation thanks Trouts Beverages, the distributors, our volunteers and everyone who came to Club Tamarack to support the Foundation and to enjoy the food, wine and company of their friends and neighbors.