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First Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a success
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The first Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for the zoo, was hosted by Nex-Tech and participating sponsors and was a fundraiser for the Great Bend Zoological Society. From 6-9 p.m., adults enjoyed an evening stroll through the zoo, sampling a variety of wines from Rosewood Winery and food from around the world, all while enjoying music from Little Big Band and the company of the zoo’s wild animal residents. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on silent auction prizes, donated by local business and community members.
Wine in the Wild raised $7,247.60 from the sale of tickets and funds raised during the silent auction. Proceeds were donated to the Great Bend Zoological Society.
“Nex-Tech believes the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo is one of our region’s greatest assets and designed Wine in the Wild as a way to raise greater donations for the zoo and to gain zoo supporters,” said Dustin Schlaefli, director of customer engagement at Nex-Tech.
Nex-Tech staff expressed appreciation to all of the sponsors, including The Great Bend Tribune, Eagle Radio of Great Bend, Cornerstone Automotive LLC, Waters Rental, Commercial Sign Co., CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions, Landmark National Bank, Pampered Chef Independent Consultant Denise Long, Keller Real Estate, Nex-Tech Wireless, Animal Care Hospital, Dr. Perry and Krista Smith, Great Bend Regional Hospital, Brad and Sarah Shirer, OPI, Heartland Regional OBGYN, the silent, auction donors, Rosewood Winery, The Great Bend Zoological Society, The City of Great Bend, the staff at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo, Charlotte Kluza and all those that made the first annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a great success.
Nex-Tech connects thousands of people and businesses through a robust broadband network and cutting-edge technology. Nex-Tech’s powerful fiber-to-the-premise technology delivers the highest quality Internet, with speeds up to 1 Gig, Digital TV, home security, and local and long distance phone service. Nex-Tech also provides an array of enterprise IT solutions with stores in more than 20 locations and a full-service help desk and 24-hour Network Operations Center.