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2017 Guess The Grape

A Blind Wine Tasting, Food Pairing and Auction
To Benefit Services to Individuals Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Sheila Sweeney & Robert Mueller, Chairs

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Congratulations, Brenda!

Brenda desk    I am always proud of the quality and commitment of all our staff, who do so much for so many people. Too many times they do not get the individual recognition they deserve for what they do, whether it be here at the office helping someone or in someone’s home or school!

With this in mind I am pleased and proud to let everyone know that Brenda Wendling, our Director of Adult Services, was recently honored by the Social Work Leaders in Health Care of Metro St. Louis with their Social Worker of the Year Award! Well deserved for an outstanding person and professional. Congratulations Brenda, and Thank You!
David Ekin, President

Signature Event, Guess the Grape is here!!

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A Blind Wine Tasting, Food Pairing and Auction

To Benefit Services to Individuals Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired   

Sheila Sweeney & Robert Mueller, Chairs

Sommelier Sponsors
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WHEN:              October 14, 2017   6:30pm

WHERE:           Beyond Broadway, 112 Sidney Street • St. Louis

PURPOSE:      To celebrate the work of the Society and to support the services and programs for children and adults with vision loss.

PROGRAM:   As Society’s signature fundraising event, Guess the Grape follows a fun blind tasting format.   Following a champagne reception, three flights of two different wines will be tasted with guests not knowing what wine they are tasting until after each flight. Each flight will be paired with a special chef’s selection to go with the specific wines being tasted. Guests are encouraged to actively participate in choosing both which wine is being tasted as well as which one they prefer.

The evening will be emceed by a local wine Sommeliers Mike Ward of Ward on Wine, and Dave Birkenmeier of Schnucks

TICKETS:     Tickets are on sale now!
Individual ticket – $150     Table of eight – $1,200

DRESS:  Business Casual or Cocktail

Special thanks to our additional sponsors:
Betsy Dow, Mariner Wealth Advisors – St Louis
Ms. Elizabeth Kauffman
Drs. Nanci & James Bobrow
Daniel & Henry Co.
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Musbach
Ward on Wine