Enfield Rotary Club holds wine-tasting benefit
By Lisa Stone - ReminderNews
Enfield - posted Thu., Sep. 26, 2013
People came out in droves for the Enfield Rotary Club’s annual wine-tasting event on Sept. 19. The Enfield Holiday Inn was the site for the occasion that was held to benefit Enfield Loaves and Fishes.
When Enfield Loaves and Fishes was in need of a new stove and hood exhaust fan, it turned to organizations for donations and any help that they were able to give. The stove was donated with the help of several organizations, but more than $5,000 was still needed for the hood exhaust fan. That is when the Enfield Rotary Club stepped up to the plate. Through hosting a night of wine-tasting, the Rotary Club was able to donate $2,500 to Loaves and Fishes toward its much-needed appliance.
Guests enjoyed several hors d’oeuvres, pasta, fruit, dessert, wine and beer. Music played while people mingled and got caught up on current events. Many guests knew each other, while others met new friends.
“This is a wonderful evening,” said Harriet Rosheger of Enfield. “The people here are very nice. I know a lot of them already. I patronize the restaurant in the hotel all the time. I’m so glad I came out tonight.”
Rotarians Lindsey Weber and Sandy Zukowski were at the door to greet their guests. “We are having so much fun,” said Weber. “There are a lot of people here tonight. Everyone should have a very exciting evening.”
Chris Casey and Stuart Barowsky were the co-chairpersons for the event. “We are extremely proud of this event,” said Barowsky. “There is something for everyone.”
Annette Farina was admiring all the food and drink choices. “This is incredible,” said Farina. “My husband, John, delivers food to Loaves and Fishes. When we found out about this wine-tasting event, we had to be here. It is a great organization and we will do all we can to help them in their time of need.”
Priscilla Brayson, president of Enfield Loaves and Fishes, said, “We are extremely thankful for the help the Rotary Club is giving us. We desperately need a type-2 hood for our soup kitchen. Because of the generosity of the Rotary Club, we are $2,500 closer to our $5,000 goal. We will continue to look for donors to help with our deficit. This is a fun way to donate. People can feel good about giving, while having fun and tasting wonderful food and spirits.”
To donate to the Enfield Loaves and Fishes, visit www.enfieldloavesandfishes.com.