by Jane Adams

Live music by Marleen Fawcett, delicious wine and food, local vendors, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and much more. Sip, Savour & Support will have something for everyone on Saturday, September 25, beginning at 5 pm at Stone Crop Acres Winery & Vineyard. And it’s all in support of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation’s General Equipment Fund to purchase much needed medical equipment for WDMH that is not funded by the government.

Did we mention the vendors? They are lined up to provide some great food and drink options for the night – from pizza to perogies to moonshine!

Stone Crop Acres will be offering its varied wine and food menu for the evening. This includes wine tasting flights and drinks by the glass, as well as pizzas, nachos and cheese plates from the patio kitchen.

“WDMH is an integral part of the community for us. Two of our four children were born there, members of our family have been cared for there, and many of our friends work there, or are connected in some way to this wonderful place,” explains Norene Hyatt-Gervais. “A vibrant community hospital is so important to the strength of a region, and we feel strongly that our choice to focus much of our charitable giving on WDMH helps to support all members of our community, creating a better life for all of us.”

Cheryl Beasley at Simply Baked Catering says it’s all about building a strong community network: “We believe in creative food; as a young company, it is our flexibility that has helped us to survive and grow during these difficult times. We enjoy working with other local businesses. We all succeed together!” Simply Baked will be serving “Bunerogi” (a play on perogies, with a potato bread stuffed with caramelized onions, cheddar, cream cheese), a spicy chocolate chili, and other baked sweets.

For those who love to shop, the Silent Auction items will include more than 20 fun options, from gift certificates to food options – many valued at more than $100.

Thank you to Stone Crop Acres, Simply Baked, King’s Lock Distillery, Ingleside Bakery, Ben’s BS, Uncle Eddie’s, Cakes by Beth, and Mazépis Spices. And special thanks to presenting sponsor BGM RV Centre.

Tickets are $35 per person, which includes 8 tasting coupons; $55 per person, which includes 16 tasting coupons; or a VIP option of $60, which includes 20 coupons and reserved table seating. Additional coupons are also available for purchase (10 coupons for $20).

To purchase your tickets, or to make a donation, visit https://bit.ly/Sip-Savour-Support2021. Tickets are limited. We will be following all COVID-19 protocols at this event, including limiting the number of guests, as per provincial guidelines. All guests must show proof of double vaccination as well as one other form of identification.

If you have questions, please contact Justine Plummer, Manager of Direct Mail & Events at 613.774.2422 ext. 6172.

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