Annual Wine Tasting Event Raises Second Highest Amount to Help Those in Need

2019 Catholic Charities Wine Tasting Event

This past spring marked our 17th year for this annual Catholic Charities Wine Tasting Event.

Since our early days at the Stone Ridge Country Club, when we had to suck our breath in to get around tables, we have grown to fill the Great Bend Event Center quite nicely! This year we had almost 400 guests register for the event, and despite those who were not able to come, we still had our largest turnout. In addition to local friends, it is exciting that we also hosted quite a few guests from around the

state (Dodge City, Spearville, Offerle, Ensign, Kinsley, Pratt, Macksville, St John, Lewis, Claflin, Bushton, McPherson, Olmitz, Ellinwood, Stafford, Bazine, Albert, Wilson, Hoisington, Ransom, Salina, Roeland Park, and Wichita), and even Colorado.

This year, we also had several activities for guests to enjoy. In addition to the wine tasting, cash bar, live entertainment, hors-d'oeuvres, cigar table, and the live and silent auctions, we brought back a much larger wine pull and added the raffle for the Colorado cabin vacation, donated by Tom and Shirley Lytle. We also welcomed the Boothill Distillery from Dodge City for the first time. Altogether, excluding expenses, we raised just over $37,500 to help those in need in southwest Kansas. This was the second highest amount that we have raised from this annual event. We continue to send thank you letters, and utter prayers of thanksgiving for EVERYONE who makes this event possible each year. THANK YOU!


Now without further ado, we are excited to announce that next year's Wine Tasting Event will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Great Bend Event Center. Please Save the date on your calendars and prayerfully consider sponsoring the event, or donating an auction item for the live or silent auction. The money we raise from this annual event helps us to strengthen and support our communities by meeting the needs of others.

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