Winters Food & Wine Gala Thank You

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On behalf of the Rotary Club of Winters, I would like to thank everyone who attended the 2018 Winters Food & Wine Gala on May 19. Our Club would especially like to thank our Corporate Sponsors for their generous donations: Button Transportation, Carbahal & Company, Double M Trucking, First Northern Bank, Russ & Kathy Lester of Dixon Ridge Farms, and Vintage Paving.

Additionally, we owe a big debt of gratitude to Jessica Kilkenny, the Chairwoman of our Gala, and Debbie LaShure who helped us coordinate the event. Both of these women put in countless hours of preparation and planning to make this event as exquisite as it was. Thank you also, to Stan & Katie Mertz for providing such a beautiful setting to host the Gala. We received many compliments about the event, but none more frequent than how beautiful the venue was.

Of course, our event would have been nothing without all of our fabulous vendors that came out to showcase their fare. We were lucky to have the support of many local restaurants and wineries, as well as a few from as far as Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. The Food & Wine Gala would not have been complete without the help of our High School band members, football players, and their leaders Rebecca Ciradelli and Donnie Whitworth who helped with every aspect of the event from the beginning to the very end.

Again, we sincerely appreciate everyone who came out and supported the event. Your efforts help us support the community by awarding over $5,000 in scholarships annually, supporting the Munchkin Summer Camp, $30,000 to Project Playground, and more!  We hope that you all had a fun and memorable evening. We are looking forward to seeing everyone next year!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Rotary Club of Winters, feel free to join us at a weekly meeting, Thursdays at Noon in the Buckhorn DeVilbiss Room, or follow us at or on Instagram @WintersRotary.

Jack Vickrey
President 2017/2018
Rotary Club of Winters

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