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Oswego Lions Club Wine, Beer Tasting With Silent Auction Set

Lions Club member Chip Pelton (right) and vice president Matt Warren display some of the featured beers that will be showcased the night of the event. Come out and get rid of those winter blues, support the Lions Club, taste some great wine or beer and have a great night.

Lions Club member Chip Pelton (right) and vice president Matt Warren display some of the featured beers that will be showcased the night of the event. Come out and get rid of those winter blues, support the Lions Club, taste some great wine or beer and have a great night.

OSWEGO – The  Oswego Lions Club will hold its 20th annual wine and beer tasting with silent auction Friday, March 23, at the American Foundry in Oswego.

Lions Club member Chip Pelton (right) and vice president Matt Warren display some of the featured beers that will be showcased the night of the event. Come out and get rid of those winter blues, support the Lions Club, taste some great wine or beer and have a great night.
Lions Club member Chip Pelton (right) and vice president Matt Warren display some of the featured beers that will be showcased the night of the event. Come out and get rid of those winter blues, support the Lions Club, taste some great wine or beer and have a great night.

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 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 Becky O’Kane, president of the local chapter of Lions International. “The event has truly become one that the entire community looks forward to each year.”

The event will once again showcase many of the area’s finest beer vendors, Eagle Beverage and Onondaga Beverage and new this year, MackJac Hard Cider Company, Sterling Cidery and Country Pickin hard Cider and Lock 1 Distilling Company.

Many New York State wineries including Young and Somers Winery, Lakeland Winery, Thousand Islands Winery and Hosmer Winery will also participate.

Also taking part again this year is Taste the World, sampling coffees and their adult beverage mixers.

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 Swedish massage from DuBois –Taylor Theraputic massage, gift baskets from Canale’s Restaurant, pet basket from Devine Designs, fruit and beer gift basket from C’s Farms Market, sterling silver necklace and gift certificate from JP Jewelers, many gift certificates 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.

As we have for the past few years, there will be a live auction at the end of the event.

This year, we will be auctioning off a Resort Vacation Certificate redeemable for a seven-night (one week) vacation stay at many resorts worldwide sponsored by K-9 Grooming.

We will also be auctioning off a two dinners for four at the highest bidder’s home, courtesy of Bill Wadsworth of 1-9-7 Bistro and Joe DeVito, executive chef at various restaurants for the past 10 years.

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 at 342-0043 or  Bateman at 342-9866 with any questions and or to purchase tickets.

For additional information, please visit www.oswegolionsclub.org or 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 any member of the Lions Club.

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.

We are looking forward to seeing you at this great event.