If it is wine you love, there will be no better place to sample some of the goodness than the Catholic Charities 17th Annual Wine Tasting Event Friday, April 20. There will plenty of wines to sample as well as a silent and a live auction.
“This is a very fun event and an exciting night out,” Catholic Charities spokesperson Rebecca Ford said. “Most importantly is how many people this fundraiser will help within the community.”
The proceeds from the event will go towards helping people in need, she said. “There are a lot of agencies we work with, the services we all provide is so important for everyone.”
The event will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Great Bend Event Center, 3111 10th Street in Great Bend. Admission is $50 per person or $450 for a table of ten.
The evening features a broad selection of wines, craft beers, and spirits from around the world, hors-d’oeuvres prepared by Stoneridge Country Club, live entertainment by classical guitarist, Richard J. Falcon Jr. and a silent auction of interesting and creative items. A live auction kicks off with auctioneer T.R. Esfeld, at 8 p.m.
“We have all sorts of items to be auctioned off this year, it is very exciting,” Ford said. “We will have a silent auction along with a fun live auction during the evening.”
Wine sapling and auctions are not the only things on the menu this year. There will be a few new features added to the evening of fun. The first feature is the wine pool. People will pay a set amount and will be able to choose a bottle of wine from a hidden selection.
The other new feature is the interacting augmented reality phone app called Living Wine Labels. Guests can download the mobile app and activate the augmented reality experience by pointing their smartphone at the certain wine bottle labels.
With these, the label itself come to life.
There will be some of these wine bottles up for auction at the event. People can download the app through Google Play or Itunes.
In addition, there will be a raffle for a cabin vacation in Colorado up for grabs at the event this year.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Ford at 620-792-1393 or visit any Catholic Charities Offices: Dodge City (906 Central Ave), Garden City (603 N 8th), and Great Bend (2201 16th Street). Tickets are also available at the door at the event.
The Great Bend Tribune is a sponsor of this event.