On Monday, the City of Great Bend presented a donation of $1,100 to the Rotary Club of Great Bend. The money donated by the city was raised by silent auction during the Art and Wine Walk event that took place on May 1st. During this event, downtown stores provided hors d’oeuvres and wine to their customers and each participating store showcased a local or regional artist’s artwork. Each artist donated one piece of their artwork to the silent auction. Customers had the opportunity to go store-to-store to view each artist’s creations and bid on the art. “The Art and Wine Walk was a huge success,” said Christina Hayes, City of Great Bend Community Coordinator. “The silent auction went extremely well, the artists were pleased with exposing their work, the stores were pleased with the great crowds that attended and the people were pleased because it was something new and different to do in Great Bend!”
The Art and Wine Walk was only a small portion of the events that took place the first weekend in May for the Rotary Club while the District Rotary Convention was held here in Great Bend. The Wine, Wild Beasts, BBQ and Bears event was also hosted by Rosewood Winery and The Young Professionals. Trainings and meetings were held at the Highland Hotel and Conference Rooms for the remainder of that weekend.
“What a great start the Art and Wine Walk was to the weekend,” said Dr. Roger Marshall, Rotary District Governor, “It captured Great Bend at the heart and provided an evening of entertainment and exploring for all who participated.”
The donation will assist in funding the Tot Spot, an outdoor playground geared for children five years of age and younger, and other local projects that the Rotary Club oversees.
For more information, please contact City of Great Bend Community Coordinator, Christina Hayes at 620-793-411 or Rotary District Governor, Dr. Roger Marshall at 620-792-2151.