Glendale foundation’s WineFest raises $7,100

COALPORT — Glendale Education Foundation board director and event chairperson Jessica Radcliffe has announced that the inaugural “Winter WineFest Warmup” fundraiser, held Feb. 9 at the Coalport Fire Hall, raised a net profit of more than $7,100.

“We were blessed by sunny yet cold weather that motivated over 325 mostly local people to get out, attend our wine sampling, and enjoy the day among many family and friends,” Radcliffe stated.

The fundraiser included a basket raffle that generated $1,880 in sales from 58 items donated by these businesses and individuals: Altoona Mirror, Boscov’s, Glendale Education Association, Glendale ESPA, Grooming Tails, Sunshine Mine Inn, the B.M.C., Josie’s Family Restaurant, Bee Kind Winery, Woody Lodge Winery, Starr Hill Winery, Glendale Valley Winery, B & B Cheese, Angela’s Gourmet Popcorn, 31 Bags, Paparazzi Jewelry, Vinyl Creations, Scentsy with Brittany, Tammy’s Gemstones, Kate Bacher, Lexee Baker, Sheri Brooks, Jodi Chilcote, Alyson Gates, Patty Harrison, Cindy Hullihen, Lindsay Kallas, Patty Kimberly, Jennifer Monahan, Tisha Rorabaugh, Amy Snyder, Susan Weimert and Susan Wilk.

Special thanks to Ronald Dotts, Nancy Gobert, Cindy Koteas and The Kozak Family who donated some of the door prizes. The Foundation is also grateful to WalMart Distribution Center for the HDTV to raffle off, Dick Youngkin for the use of his sound system and to Patrick Hamilton for securing the location for the organization.

The wine sampling event wouldn’t have happened without our hard-working volunteers: Robin Garman, Karen Fortney, Lois Jean and Mike Grega, Janice Holes, Patty and Ron Kimberly, Tisha Rorabaugh, Jim Sawyer, Rick Stackhouse, Kelsey and Michelle Troxell.

In addition, the attendees donated a total of $300 for the Harold and Millie Gustafson family who were displaced from their home after a recent fire.

Because of the large number of participants, the Foundation event committee plans to run next year’s “Winter WineFest Warm Up” as two separate sessions — tentatively scheduled for Feb. 8, 2020, at the Glendale Fire Hall.

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