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Oswego Lions Club Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Scheduled

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Lions Club will hold its 17th annual Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction March  20 at the American Foundry in Oswego.

Sue Deary checks out some of the wonderful silent auction items for the Oswego Lions Club Wine and Beer with Silent Auction. The event will be held March 20 at the American Foundry.
Sue Deary checks out some of the wonderful silent auction items for the Oswego Lions Club Wine and Beer with Silent Auction. The event will be held March 20 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 the Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction again this year,” said Mike Henderson, president of the local chapter of Lions International. “The event has truly become one that the entire community looks forward to each March.”

As in 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 the live auction will be a beautiful metal sculpture donated by Tim Desacia, and we will also auction off a wine cellar with wine refrigerator.

The popular silent auction will include many donated items from businesses throughout the area including Performance Fitness, Cakes Galore and More, Dubois – Taylor Therapeutic Massage and many, many 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.

“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.”

The annual event will once again showcase many of the area’s finest beer vendors, and New York State wineries including Lakeland Winery, Americana Vineyards, Colloca Estate Winery, Glenora Wine Cellars, Eagle Beverage and Onondaga Beverage.

In addition to our great wineries and beer distributors we will have two special additions this year.

Man in the Moon Candies and Taste the World will be part of our event to showcase their wonderful candies and coffees.

So come check out all the great wines, beers, coffees and candies and all the beautiful auction items.

This year the club is going to offer a limited amount of reserved tables of 10 for an additional fee of $50. It’s a great way to get a bunch of friends together, sit back, relax and enjoy the evening in comfort.

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 the Oswego Lions Club web site at 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 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 Hammond, membership chairperson.

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.

We hope to see you at this great event!