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United Way Wine & Gourmet Tasting Nov. 23

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By Nick Seebruch
United Way Wine & Gourmet Tasting Nov. 23
It is the third year for Karen and Ray Brunet as organizers of the United Way of SD&G Wine & Gourmet Tasting (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The United Way Wine & Gourmet Tasting is returning on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Nav Centre.

The event is one of the most anticipated events of the fall season, now in its seventh year, organizers Karen and Ray Brunet say that it will be better than ever.

In addition to the complimentary wine tastings, there will also be tasting for craft beers as well as ciders this year.

The Brunets want to let the public know that this event is about fundraising and not about just the wine, beer and cider. There will also be non-alcoholic options available at the event.

Alongside the refreshments, there will also be live musical entertainment from the Kealy-Greer All Star Band and the Dueling Pianos.

The event is the United Way’s signature fundraiser during their fall campaign. Money will be raised through ticket sales for the Wine & Gourmet tasting as well as through a live auction and prizes.

Live auction items include a trip to Quebec City, a three-course dinner for six at Sheep’s Head Bistro and a hot tub.

Prizes eligible for anyone who buys a ticket to the event include a designer wallet with $1,000 in cash from Welch LLP and $5,000 earrings from Pommier Jewellers.

The most anticipated prize however might be the wine tree from Olson Fab. The winner gets 52 bottles of wine. If a guest to the event is more in the mood for beer, than there is also a beer tree with 12 cases.

“The importance of this event to our community is three-fold,” said Karen Brunet.

The United Way supports 16 local organizations who run 17 programs in the community that support seniors, children and those with disabilities.

Tickets are available at the United Way of SD&G, Cornwall and Akwesasne office at 55 Water St., at Baxtrom’s Your Independent Grocer and online at the United Way of SD&G website.

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