4th Annual Wines of the World
September 10 began with a rainy forecast. It was even thundering mid-afternoon as our volunteers had to make the decision as to whether to put tables out on the Dining Room deck or not. They made the right decision as our “ 2015 Wines of the World” turned out to be a bright and sunny event with 120 attendees.
A sling on one of Jack Short’s arms didn’t deter him from having Trouts Beverages sponsor our fourth annual wine tasting. Five of his distributors provided over 100 different wines from across the globe. Donna Short, also recovering from surgery, and several other Foundation volunteers filled the table with superb culinary delights. This year we had an extra volunteer – thanks go to Kimberly Holfels. Additionally, Ellen Whitten yet again shared her lovely piano music for all to enjoy during the wine tasting.
Our raffle prizes this year included three superlative bottles of Scotch whisky, a magnum of champagne, a Kindle tablet and a gift certificate from Rocco’s Pub. Our winners were Karen Pralinsky, Judy Steinmeyer, Leslie Crell, Paul Corkill, Marie Alderman and Gail, our wonderful USPS mail lady. Everyone indicated that this was an outstanding event and thoroughly enjoyable.
The Foundation raised over $4,000 to be used for scholarships and teacher grants – all positive impacts on the students of the Pickens County School System. The Foundation wishes to express gratitude to our loyal supporters and to our wonderful volunteers for their countless hours of effort.