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Oswego Lions Club Annual Wine, Beer Tasting With Silent Auction Set

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Lions Club will hold its 16th annual Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction March  21 at the American Foundry in Oswego.

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 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 bidders 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.

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, Glenora/Knapp Winery, Anthony Road Wine Company, Eagle Beverage and Onondaga Beverage.

The popular silent auction will include many donated items from businesses throughout the area. 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.”

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 website at http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/oswegony 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 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.