EVENT: Benefit Wine & Beer Tasting
TIME: Friday, February 15, 7 – 10 p.m.
PLACE: Cheshire Parks & Recreation, 559 South Main Street, Cheshire
Around the World Taste Buds Tour Benefits Local Charity and Tennis Club
Abilities Without Boundaries (AWB) and Copper Valley Club (CVC), both based in Cheshire, offer a wine and beer tasting at Cheshire Parks and Recreation to help support their organizations, the day after Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 15th, 7 to 10 p.m. More than 30 wines from around the world, a selection of exotic craft beers and a wintery Finnish Long Drink will be available for sampling at the evening social. Cheshire Wine & Spirits is providing the selection. Light fare, cheese, crackers, etc. and background music enhance the evening. People are also welcome to bring their own food. Cost is $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased with any major credit card by calling AWB 9 to 5, Monday through Friday: 203-272-5607. Tickets are also available at Cheshire Wine & Spirits, 581 Highland Ave., Cheshire. Walk ins are welcome.
“One of the challenges for any community organization is awareness,” said Julie Rodriguez, Abilities Without Boundaries executive director. “Even though we are one of Cheshire’s largest charities, we still work to be better known in Cheshire and the dozen surrounding towns we serve. When Copper Valley tennis club approached us about a wine and beer tasting we thought it would be a fun way to raise awareness and generate some charitable donations too.” AWB supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
At the event AWB, CVC and the Cheshire Half-Marathon will have tables showing how their organizations support Cheshire and surrounding communities. AWB helps people achieve independence, self-sufficiency, community participation and personal satisfaction through employment and day support services. CVC, founded in 1953, is a member run tennis club on 25 wooded and park like acres with 5 clay, 3 Har-Tru and 1 hard tennis courts. The Cheshire Half-Marathon is Cheshire’s largest road race event raising funds for AWB, Best Buddies and Cheshire Lions Club.