One of the top wine events in the region is drawing near. The 18th annual Wine Affair fundraiser to benefit the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. The event, titled “Through the Drinking Glass,” will be hosted by Chrys Peterson of WTOL-TV.
Austin Beeman of Walt Churchill’s Market in Maumee is overseeing the wine. He relates that there will be 13 tables full of wine to sample. Black tie is optional, but not expected.
The honorary chairman is Robert LaClair, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank of Northwest Ohio. All of the proceeds will stay in northwest Ohio to help the Foundation empower patients to manage kidney disease through patient assistance programs.
Grazing stations will feature appetizers from top area restaurants including Kotobuki, LaScola Italian Grill, Mancy’s Bluewater Grille, Poco Piatti, Beirut, Byblos, The Melting Pot and Wixey Bakery. Silent and live auctions will also be part of the evening. Artist Robert Schira will paint and frame watercolors which will be sold during the auction. Musical entertainment will be provided by pianist Gayle McClellan.
Funds raised during the Wine Affair will help continue patient assistance programs such as dialysis transportation, temporary financial assistance with renal medications, proper renal nutrition, medical supplies as well as help during emergency situations.
Tickets are $95. For tickets or more information call (419) 329-2353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.