Wine & Cheese Event Will Help Wishes Come True for the Youth of Portage County
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — On Friday, April 6, the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County will be hosting the 14th annual Taste of Wine & Cheese event at the Noel Hangar, located at the Stevens Point airport. This is their largest fundraising event, attracting 800 guests who help support the Boys & Girls Club youth and their programming.
This year’s Taste of Wine & Cheese event is presented by Midwest Communications, Newsline 9 and Piper Products. Tickets are available at Trig’s in Stevens Point, at the Boys & Girls Club Berard Center in Stevens Point, or online at www.bgclubpc.org/wine_and_cheese for $75 per person.
The Club’s fundraising goal for this year’s Wine & Cheese event is to raise $150,000 to help cover the ever-increasing costs of serving more youth. While the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County continues to serve more youth each day, they have stuck to their mission of serving all kids, especially those who need them most, for a minimal, annual fee of just $10 per child. Thus, funds raised through their annual Taste of Wine & Cheese event help the Boys & Girls Club keep their doors open for local youth.
This elegant event features over 100 different wines, a variety of cheeses and hors’doeuvres from Trig’s and Rockman’s Catering, desserts and savory dishes from local bakers, bourbon samples from Cellar 70, local brewery samples from Central Waters Brewing Company, O’so Brewing Company, and the Stevens Point Brewery, and a spirits tasting from Great Northern Distillery.
The event also includes many ways to enjoy the night, while giving back to the youth of Portage County. You can look forward to a bountiful silent auction, a wine raffle, a chance to win a diamond donated by Lee Ayers Jewelers in the Sippin’ for Bling event, and a raffle with chances to win a flat screen television, 4 preseason tickets to a Green Bay Packer game, or a $100 Amazon gift card.
As a special feature, there will be some “Wishing Trees” where Boys & Girls Club members put their wish list items for their Clubs at the event. When attendees pull items off the trees they will be making wishes come true. The Club’s goal is to end the night without a single star left on the tree.