Good Treats for a Great Cause

Good Treats for a Great Cause

The Noel Group Hanger of the Stevens Point Municipal Airport was buzzing with life for the Boys and Girls Club’s annual Taste of Wine and Cheese event Friday, April 4.

Hundreds of people gathered in the hanger to sample the various treats described on their website as “featuring over 100 wines from around the world, more than a dozen specialty cheeses, hand crafted beers, delicious desserts, and a special bourbon to celebrate our tenth anniversary.”

Lauren Nelsen, a student in the communication major at the University Wisconsin-Stevens Point is the public relations and marketing intern for the Boys and Girls Club in Portage County.

“This event is put on to fundraise money for the youth programs provided by the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County,” Nelsen said.

Tickets to the event were $60 and it also featured a raffle and silent auction, in addition to the many featured delicacies.

Photo by Morgan Schwantz. A guest tries some wine at the event.

Photo by Morgan Schwantz.
A guest tries some wine at the event.

Because the Taste of Wine and Cheese is such a large event, there were a number of people involved to bring it all together.

“An event like this is the kind where you need all hands on deck.  It takes a team effort.  All the staff and interns really helped bring it together,” Nelsen said.

Many local businesses and organizations helped to sponsor the event.  Major sponsors included Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Rockman’s Catering, Spectra Print, The Noel Group, Travel Guard, Trig’s, and more.  There were also a vast array of other sponsors that helped to provide the goods that were available for tasting.

The event was attended by over 800 people, which Nelsen called “nothing short of spectacular.”

“The things we have heard from the community is that this isn’t just a fun event, but helps to raise money for a wonderful cause,” Nelson said.

With so many great things to eat and drink and with all the money going to such a good cause, the Boys and Girls Club’s Taste of Wine and Cheese event is certainly one to be remembered.

Aaron Voeks

avoek774@uwsp.edu

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