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VIA thanks wine tasting supporters

November 28, 2013

The Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach had a very successful Holiday Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the Capital Campaign November 22. As you have reported in past issues of the Gazette, our historic clubhouse had a major renovation and expansion which began in 2012. We were able to begin using our "new" clubhouse this spring. The Capital Campaign is near the goal of paying off the loan which funded the expansion. The all-volunteer VIA is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We give time and money to worthy causes throughout the Cape Region. We have managed to raise much of the money we need to pay down the loan without losing focus on our beneficiaries.

Teller Wines poured samples from all over the world. Catherine and Kevin Hester of Teller gave an educational chat about tasting wine and exposed the attendees to the attributes of the different wines sampled. Touch of Italy donated the palate cleansing food, which was absolutely beautiful and delicious. Touch of Italy and Teller Wines are rising stars in our business community and the VIA is grateful to them for making our event special! Nearly 100 people were in attendance, including many who have never been in our clubhouse which is located at 415 N. Boardwalk, next to Stuart Kingston.

Door prize donors were Sue Scaglione, Something Comfortable, Meineke of Lewes, Greg Wojciechowski/Maritime Contracting and Rick Broadbent/Nationwide Insurance. Teller donated a special wine basket for raffle and Touch of Italy donated a gift certificate.

Many thanks to the Capital Campaign Volunteers who helped set up and manage the event. Please visit our websitewww.rehobothbeachvia.org to see what we do. Consider us in your charitable giving. We can't wait to have a "mortgage burning" and be able to focus exclusively on our many beneficiaries. Happy holidays.

Barbara Dorsey
VIA member and Wine Tasting chairman

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