The Oswego Lions Club will hold their 12th annual beer and wine tasting with silent auction on Friday, March 19, 2010 at the American Foundry in Oswego.
The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Presale tickets are available from any Oswego Lions Club member, Cakes Galore and More, MaidaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Floral Shop for $15.00. Tickets at the door the night of the event will be $20.00. Each person attending the event will be provided a complimentary wine glass or beer mug at the door. The Cortini Brothers, will be performing from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Oswego Lions Club is looking forward to the beer and wine tasting with silent auction again this year,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Bob Bateman, president of the local chapter of Lions International. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The event has truly become one that the entire community looks forward to each year.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Back again this year 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 Chef Ray Jock of La Parrilla Restaurant, newly restaurant open in downtown Oswego. The meal will include appetizers, dinner and dessert.
Sponsors of the live auction dinner are J.B.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s Home Improvements and MaidaÃ¢â‚¬Ëœs Floral Shop.
The annual event will also once again showcase many of the areaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finest beer and wine vendors for tastings.
The popular silent auction will include many donated items from businesses throughout the area including: Oswego Speedway Classic tickets, cake a month for a year from Cakes Galore, an antique press can rocker from RayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Furniture Perk, an flower arrangement a month for year from Devine Designs by Gail, and much more. 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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We appreciate the donations that the many local businesses within the community have provided again this year,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Hammond. Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Complimentary appetizers will be provided. A cash bar will also will be available at The American Foundry. Please feel free to contact Karen Hammond at 342-0043 or Bob Bateman at 342-9866 with any questions and/or to purchase tickets. For additional information, please visit the Oswego Lions Club web site at http://oswegony.lionwap.org or become fan of Oswego Lions Club on Facebook. All proceeds of the event will benefit The Oswego Lions Club and their active role within and contributions to the community.
Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning more about the Oswego Lions Club should contact Karen Hammond, membership chairperson at 342-0043.
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.