Wakefield – This Saturday, November 3, will mark the 3rd Annual Taste of Home Wine Tasting hosted by the Northeast Housing Initiative, Inc. The event is from 4-9 p.m. at the new Wakefield Civic Center located across from Dollar General. The wine and craft beer tasting will also include a light buffet featuring appetizers, live entertainment from Paradox, and a silent auction along with door prizes.
Donna Roland has been the manager for the wine and craft beer tasting event ever since it started.
“It’s a Taste of Home fundraiser and we came up with that name because we help income qualified first time home buyers purchase a home,” said Roland.
For $15 participants will receive five tastings and choice of wine or beer glass along with the buffet. There is opportunity to purchase more tickets should you run out. Even if alcohol is not your cup of tea, Roland suggests you come enjoy the atmosphere anyway.
“If you are not a beer or wine drinker you can just come for the buffet and the entertainment for $10,” said Roland.
This is the first public event to be held at the new Wakefield Civic Center located across from Dollar General.
“Hopefully we will get people that just kind of want to snoop at the new building,” mentioned Roland.
The silent auction will conclude around 9 p.m. and beer and wine will be available for purchase throughout the evening. The wine for the event is from Nissen Winery out of Hartington as well as Prairie Creek Winery in Central City. The craft beer will be from Oak Street Market out of Wakefield. Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company of Wayne will also be there, however their products are just for tasting not for later purchase like the others.
Proceeds will benefit the Northeast Housing Initiative, Inc. The event is funded in part by a grant from the Dixon and Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s.