Lions’ Wine and Beer Tasting With Silent Auction Set April 1

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Lions Club will hold its 18th annual Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction on April 1 at the American Foundry.

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Bob Bateman, Marilyn Ochoa, Chef Bill Wadsworth and Brad Guilds get together to discuss the menu for the live auction of dinner for 4 at the highest bidder’s home during the Oswego Lions Club Wine and Beer tasting.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m., with pre-sale tickets $15 and $20 at the door the night of the event.

Pre-sale tickets are available at Cakes Galore and More or from any Lions Club member.

Each person will be provided a complimentary wine glass or beer mug at the door.

“The Oswego Lions Club is looking forward to the Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction again this year,” said John Deary, president of the local chapter of Lions International. “The event has truly become one that the entire community looks forward to each year.”

The annual event will once again showcase many of the area’s finest New York State wineries and beer vendors including Three Brothers Wineries, Lakeland Winery, Thousand Islands Winery, Colloca Estate Winery, Americana Vineyards, Fulkerson Winery, Anthony Road Wine Co, Eagle Beverage, TJ Sheehan and Onondaga Beverage.

In addition to the great wineries and beer distributors, they will have a special addition this year. Taste the World will be part of the event to showcase its wonderful coffees.

The popular silent auction will include many donated items from businesses throughout the area. Some of the many great auction items include a cake a month for a year from Cakes Galore and More, a sterling silver necklace and earrings from JP Jewelers, free carpet cleaning from Mimi’s Home Cleaning and a tennis lesson from the Tennis Supply Guy just to name a few.

If businesses would like to donate a silent auction item there is still time by calling Karen Hammond at 342-0043 or Bob Bateman at 342-9866.

As we have for the past few years, there will be a live auction at the end of the event with local auctioneer Ted Sivers. He will be auctioning off a dinner for four at the high bidder’s home, courtesy of Bill Wadsworth of 1-9-7 Bistro.

The meal will include appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Another featured item for our live auction will be a beautiful metal sculpture donated by Tim Desacia and we will also auction off a wine cellar with wine refrigerator donated by The Oswego Lions Club.

“We appreciate the donations that the many local businesses within the community have provided again this year,” said Hammond.  “The business owners and managers continue to recognize the important role our club maintains within this community, and their donations and sponsorships show their commitment.”

Complimentary appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will also will be available.

Please feel free to contact Hammond or Bateman with any questions and or to purchase tickets.

For additional information, please visit www.oswegolionsclub.org or Oswego Lions Club Facebook page at www.facebook.com/oswegolionsclub

All proceeds of the event will benefit The Oswego Lions Club and its active role within, and contributions to the community.

Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning more about the Oswego Lions Club should contact Jennifer Vivlemore, membership chairperson at 591-7571.

Established in 1917, Lions International consists of 40,000 local Lions clubs worldwide with membership of 1.4 million volunteers.

Local chapters of the club are committed to serving the disabled including those with eyesight, impairments, hearing loss and other handicaps.

Come out and support your local Lions Club and check out all the great wines, beers, coffees and all the beautiful auction items.