Friday, February 5, 2016

Vines for Life Fundraiser

We had the pleasure of hosting the Vines for Life Fundraiser this past January!  Vines for Life is a wine tasting event that raises money for Team Luke, Creating Hope and the Indy SurviveOars Dragon Boat Team: three Geist-area cancer charities.  What an amazing event to be not only the host of, but as of this year, a sponsor of as well!  Jeanne and Tom, our organizers, were amazing to work with, and the attention to detail that all of the volunteers showed throughout the day arranging auction items perfectly was incredible.

The room looked fantastic decked out in auction gifts and over 60 different wines donated by Elite Beverages and National Wine and Spirits.  Not to be outdone by the amazing tasting atmosphere, our culinary team put together an amazing food display! From bags of popcorn straight out of an old fashioned popcorn cart and hot pretzels, to mini sliders and mac&cheese bites, our team did not disappoint!  My personal favorite was the dessert station our Chef whipped up!

The homemade chocolate covered strawberries were AMAZING, and I couldn't get enough of the brownies drizzled with caramel and powdered sugar (we have to do a taste test to make sure it's good enough for our guests, right!?)  Overall, the event was a huge success, and we look forward to hosting the event again next year, making it even bigger and better!

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