5th Annual Wines of the World
On September 15 the Bent Tree Foundation and Trouts Beverages sponsored the fifth annual “Wines of the World” event. Five generous distributors once again provided over 100 different wines from around the world. We are most grateful for their participation.
We thank Donna Short and a number of other Foundation volunteers who filled the table with superb culinary delights. Thanks also to Vicki Wilson, Sheila Thompson, Nancy Davis, Margie Robinson and Donna Short for the beautiful autumn décor as well as to Ellen Whitten who provided the wonderful piano music for us to enjoy as we sipped the excellent wines.
Attending this wonderful fundraising event this year were 140 of our friends and neighbors. They generously purchased raffle tickets hoping to win one of the eight raffle prizes – a superlative bottle of Scotch whisky, a bottle of Amaretto, a bottle of champagne, two gift certificates from Tom’s Awesome Seafood, a gift certificate from the Carriage House, a gift certificate from Rocco’s Pub and a gift certificate from Mary’s Embroidery Shop. Our winners were Michelle Webber, Elinor Levy, Michelle Kiewit, Maddy Kebba, Sandy Carlson, Jean Bender, Wayne Duncan and Lesle Manget.
The Foundation raised over $4,000 to be used for scholarships and grants for Pickens County schools and graduating seniors. In addition to this great news, we have been told that Trouts and the distributors will be with us again next year.
The Foundation remains grateful to our loyal supporters who make it possible to accomplish our goals.