NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Wrap up summer and indulge in great wine, exquisite foods and good tunes at the Red Cross Wine, Whistles and a bit of Jazz Fundraiser, sponsored by Dunkins Diamonds, on Aug. 25 at Warther Museum, 331 Karl Ave., Dover, at 6:30 p.m. Red Cross is now taking reservations for the event, but don't wait last year's event sold out.
Attendees will be greeted with a complimentary wine glass courtesy as they travel through the museum sampling exceptionally fine wines and beers paired with specialty foods, cheeses and breads from local wineries and restaurants.
Five area wineries including Breitenbach Wine Cellars, Swiss Heritage Winery, Raven's Glenn Winery, School House Winery and new this year Yellow Butterfly Winery will be pouring a selection of fine wines to sample for those attending the event. Back by popular demand will be Great Lakes Brewing Company, which will be pouring samples of their exceptional family of beers.
Fabulous food will be served by participating restaurants and businesses including: Dennison Yard, Magoo's Pizza, Pasta and More, The Dock Waterfront Grill at Atwood Lake, Park Street Pizza, Canal Tavern of Zoar, Trax Diner, Susanna's Premier Pasta, Chef Nathan Mushrush and Yaggi Cheese House.
Along their travels guests will be entertained by Bob Ventre Trio North, the B5's, and Vaughan Brothers Band. At the end of the trip a grand dessert buffet from Sugar Fuse and Chef John Froman of Tuscarawas Senior Center as well flavored coffees from The Daily Grind will await them.
In the live auction this year guest will have the opportunity to bid on a Goodyear Blimp ride, a Dunkin Diamonds custom ring, two round trip Southwest Airline tickets, gourmet dinner in the vineyard by Jazzy Cooking, a wine cellar party for 8 at the Canal Tavern of Zoar as well as many other items. A silent auction will also be held with many fabulous items.
Don't miss out on the Dunkin Diamonds Glitz N' Glamour grand prize to win a brilliantly stunning chocolate diamond and rose gold necklace that will take your breath away.
"The funds raised from this event will benefit local Red Cross programs and services," said Chad Conrad, Muskingum Lakes Chapter executive director. "The funds help us continue providing individuals and families of Carroll, Harrison and Tuscarawas counties with relief during disasters and help them to become educated and equipped to respond in times of emergencies.
"We are truly grateful to our host sponsor Dunkin's Diamonds for their tremendous support of the event," Conrad said. "Their desire to lend a hand to a charitable organization such as ours has turned this into a classy event to raise funds to help us make our community stronger and more prepared to reach those in need."
Conrad also noted that the generous support from many area businesses and individuals has made this event possible.
"We appreciate what each of the following has done in order to have this event take place in such a beautiful location," he said.
Host Sponsor: Dunkin's Diamonds.
Lanyard Sponsor: Amy Rowland & Son J.R. Rowland.
Wine Glass Sponsors: The Commercial & Savings Bank, Crossroads Hospice, Warther Museum, Yaggi Cheese House, Ohio Laser & Wellness Center, McInturf Realty .
Merlot Sponsors: Dover Hydraulics, Myers Machinery, Canal Tavern of Zoar.
Chardonnay Sponsor: AEP Ohio, ENT Allergy and Sinus Center, Frontier Communications, Humphries Auto City, Inc., Liwanag Calibag MD.
Invitation Sponsor: New House Printing.
Program Ad Sponsor: Beaver Excavating Company, Cardinal Waste.
Tickets are available now and include wine tasting, appetizers, dessert buffet, various cheeses, artisan breads, chocolate fondue, coffees, entertainment, Wine, Whistles and a Bit of Jazz wine glass and the atmosphere of Warther Museum.
Reservations for the event are $30 per person with cash, check or credit card being accepted. Reservations and payment can be made at the Red Cross office, 1451 Fourth St. NW, in New Philadelphia, by calling 330-343-8633 or online at ww.mlcredcross.org. Paid reservations are required and the deadline is Monday, Aug. 20.