A wine and food fest sounds like a good time but one that benefits a non-profit organization sounds even better.
“We offer grants and financial support to all health care providers and health care organizations throughout this community,” says Gina Heckey, Foundation for Community Care’s executive director.
And for 23 years, the community has been coming together in venues like this one to support the foundation’s work.
“I’ve been going to the wine and food fest ever since it started. It’s a fun event. It’s a good event. And it’s a great time,” says Al McGahan, longtime event attendee.
Those who attend will also get a little taste of history. This year’s wine glass honors the historic Brodhead house which was once a maternity home.
“My great-grandma, Catherine, delivered over a thousand babies in this community in 15 years,” says leann Pelvit.
Dennis Welnel, a woodworking artist, donated a birdhouse replica version of the Brodhead house to be auctioned at the event along with other artwork.
“I just enjoy doing my work and try to do the best I can do,” says Welnel.
An art auction and a glass of bubbly to benefit a community organization? We’ll toast to that.
Tickets for tomorrow’s event are nearly sold out.
But if you are unable to attend, you can make a donation to the foundation directly by visiting foundationforcommunitycare.org