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September 25, 2018

‘Grape Expectations’ Wine Tasting Event To Benefit Catholic Charities Of Oswego County


FULTON, NY – Catholic Charities of Oswego County will host Grape Expectations,” a wine tasting fundraiser on Sept. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the River Vista Center, 810 S. First St., it was announced by Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow, CCOC executive director.

Members of the Catholic Charities of Oswego County community relations committee prepare to sample and select wines for Grape Expectations, a wine tasting fundraiser, Sept. 28. From left are: Fr. Moritz Fuchs, Patti Mancino, Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow, executive director; Evelyn Livoti, co-chair; Fran Lanigan, co-chair; Richard Farfaglia and Karen Perwitz. More information is available on Facebook under “Grape Expectations” or call 315-598-3980.

Members of the Catholic Charities of Oswego County community relations committee prepare to sample and select wines for Grape Expectations, a wine tasting fundraiser, Sept. 28. From left are: Fr. Moritz Fuchs, Patti Mancino, Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow, executive director; Evelyn Livoti, co-chair; Fran Lanigan, co-chair; Richard Farfaglia and Karen Perwitz. More information is available on Facebook under “Grape Expectations” or call 315-598-3980.

All funds raised will benefit CCOC’s Catholic Youth activities.

“Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Catholic Charities or from any Catholic Charities board member. The ticket price includes entrance fee, tasting of nine wines, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live music, art demonstrations, and a good time,” Pezzella-Pekow said.

Attendees may also purchase wine by the glass at the event.

The event will begin with live music performed by local band Canvas Moon, an acoustic trio that brings a blend of original and traditional pieces to the stage; and Kathy’s Cakes of Fulton is providing food. Art will be on display and for sale by CNY Arts, Lakeside Artisans, the Fulton Art Association, and the Art Association of Oswego.

“This fundraising event is a great opportunity to sample a variety of wines and delicious food, while enjoying local artisans and their work. We are grateful for their support of our event,” said Fran Lanigan, event co-chair.

Canvas Moon will perform from 3-4 p.m. at Grape Expectations. They are, from left: JoAnne Sherwood, Mark Wahl, and Denise Knight.

Canvas Moon will perform from 3-4 p.m. at Grape Expectations. They are, from left: JoAnne Sherwood, Mark Wahl, and Denise Knight.

“Catholic Charities of Oswego County is a dynamic organization that is engaged to meet current social needs with professionalism, credibility and care,” said Pezzella-Pekow. “We are dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice. Catholic Charities of Oswego County provides many services including children’s and adult’s mental health programs, children and family services, a thrift store, food pantry, and the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO).”

Among the event sponsors to-date are Fulton Savings Bank and Steve Chirello Advertising. Additional sponsorships are still available.

For more information about Grape Expectations visit their Facebook page, and for more information about Catholic Charities of Oswego County visit http://www.ccoswego.com. Pezzalla-Pekow can also be reached at (315) 598-3980.

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