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Oswego Lions Club Annual Beer, Wine Tasting Set At American Foundry

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Lions Club will hold its 4th annual Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction Friday at the American Foundry.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:30 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 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 another great Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction this year,” said Steve Jurivich, president of the local chapter of Lions International.  “The event has truly become one that the entire community looks forward to each March.”

Constellation Energy Nuclear Group has signed on as corporate sponsors of this year’s event.

“It’s great to have local businesses step in and “help out” our event, which in turn allows our club to benefit so many in our community,” said Karen Hammond, chairperson of this year’s silent auction event.

As we have for the past few years, there will be three live auctions. Two of the live auctions will feature dinner for four at the high bidders home, courtesy of Chef Ray Jock of the LaParilla Restaurant sponsored by Robert Fix Attorney at Law and Deb McKinstry of Maida’s Floral Shop Inc and Chef Jeffrey Barney from Bistro 197 sponsored by Canal Commons.

The meal will include appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Another featured item for the live auction will be a wine cellar with wine refrigerator.

Also, returning to the event is the very popular $100 scratch off Lottery Ticket board sponsored by Dahl’s Dinner and Scriba Electric.

The annual event will also once again showcase many of the area’s finest beer and wine vendors, including Lakeland Winery, Americana Vineyards, Buttonwood Grove Winery, Anthony Road Wine Company, Young and Somers Winery, Eagle Beverage, TJ Sheean and Onondaga Beverage.

The popular silent auction will include many donated items from businesses throughout the area including: Antique Chairs from Ray‘s Furniture Perk, a cake a month for a year from Cakes Galore & More, Darien Lake Theme Park Tickets, Gift Certificates from area restaurants, Gift Baskets from BeautiControl, and Avendel Bath and Body, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Children’s Adirondack Chair and bench, Gift Box from Cabot Cheese and much more.

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

“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.

A cash bar will also will be available at The American Foundry.

Please feel free to contact Hammond or Bateman 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 Oswego Lions Club Facebook page 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 Hammond.

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.