Red Cross taking reservations for Wine Whistles and a Bit of Jazz

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Join the Red Cross for an evening of casual elegance and indulge in great wine, exquisite foods and good tunes at the Wine, Whistles and a Bit of Jazz Fundraiser, sponsored by Dunkins Diamonds. The fundraiser will be on August 24 at Warther Museum, 331 Karl Avenue, Dover starting at 6:30 p.m. Red Cross is now taking reservations for the event, but don’t wait, last year’s event sold out.

Attendees will be greeted with a complimentary wine glass that will be used to travel through the museum sampling exceptionally fine wines and beers paired with specialty foods, cheeses and breads from local wineries and restaurants.

Five area wineries including Bluebird Winery at the Little Forest Inn, Breitenbach Wine Cellars, Raven’s Glenn Winery, School House Winery, Swiss Heritage Winery, and Yellow Butterfly Winery will be pouring a selection of fine wines to sample for those attending the event. Back by popular demand will be Great Lakes Brewing Company, which will be pouring samples of their exceptional family of beers.

Fabulous food and desserts will be served by participating restaurants and businesses including: Bluebird Winery Little Forest Inn, Chef Krahel-Canal Tavern of Zoar, Chef Smith-Trax Diner, Chef Ridgeway-Hennis Care Centre, Chef Smith-Atwood Lake Resort, Dennison Yard, OV Harvest, Park Street Pizza, & Yaggi Cheese House.

Along their travels guests will be entertained by All That Jazz, the B5’s, and Vaughan Brothers Band. At the end of the trip a grand dessert buffet from DiGirolamo Bread & Pastry, Chef Eichel-Tusc Senior Center, and Sugar Fuse as well as flavored coffees from The Daily Grind will await them.

In the live auction this year guest will have the opportunity to bid on a black and white diamond ring from Dunkin’s Diamonds, Oceanfront Navarre Beach Condo in Florida, a Chef’s at Home Party Package and many more. The silent auction will also be taking place all evening long with many other items.

Don’t miss out on the Dunkin Diamonds Glitz N’ Glamour grand prize to win a brilliantly stunning white diamond circle pendant that will take your breath away.

“The funds raised from this event will benefit local Red Cross programs and services, said Chad Conrad, Muskingum Lakes Chapter executive director. “ The funds help us Continue providing individuals and families of Carroll, Harrison and Tuscarawas counties with relief during disasters and help them to become educated and equipped to respond in times of emergencies.”

“We are truly grateful to our host sponsor Dunkin’s Diamonds for their tremendous support of the event,” Conrad stated. “Their desire to lend a hand to a charitable organization such as ours has turned this into a classy event to raise funds to help us make our community stronger and more prepared to reach those in need.”

Conrad also noted that the generous support from many area businesses and individuals has made this event possible. “We appreciate what each of the following has done in order to have this event take place in such a beautiful location.”

Host Sponsor: Dunkin’s Diamonds

Lanyard Sponsor: Amy Rowland and J.R. Rowland, ACT Companies

Wine Glass Sponsor: Warther Museum, Ohio Laser & Wellness Center, Canal Tavern of Zoar, Commercial and Savings Bank, Yaggi Cheese House, and McInturf Realty

Merlot Sponsor: Frontier Communications, Meteor Sealing Systems, Zimmer

Chardonnay Sponsor: Dover Hydraulics, Choice Hearing Center, Crossroads Hospice

Program Ad Sponsor: Beaver Excavating Company, Fitzpatrick, Zimmerman & Rose Co., L.P.A., Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory

Reservations are required and include wine tasting, appetizers, desserts, various cheeses, artisan breads, chocolate fondue, coffees, entertainment, Wine, Whistles and a Bit of Jazz wine glass and the atmosphere of Warther Museum.

Reservations for the event are $35.00 per person with cash, check or credit card being accepted. Reservations and payment can be made at the Red Cross office, 1451 Fourth St. NW, in New Philadelphia, by calling 330-343-8633. Paid reservations are required.