People, Incorporated celebrates their 13th Anniversary Premier Wine Tasting Event.

People, Incorporated welcomed over 300 supporters and friends who gathered at the Cultural Center in Fall River on Thursday, May 12, 2016 for their 13th Annual Wine Tasting Event. Guests enjoyed fine wines and cordials and had the pleasure of sampling some of the most delicious foods provided by our generous, local restaurants. This event was sponsored by our Diamond Sponsor, BayCoast Bank, and this year, as in past years, thanks to our generous sponsors and guests, we exceeded projected expectations! Over the past thirteen years, this event has raised more than $450,000 to support our community activities and programs.

Enormous gratitude goes to BayCoast Bank, who again, was the event’s lead Diamond Sponsor. Particular thanks goes out to our Gold Sponsor: Rua-Dumont-Audet Insurance Agency, Inc.; Silver Sponsors: Bishop Electric, Bristol Pacific Homes, Inc., Cardi’s Furniture, Carl’s Collision Center, Empire Hyundai, Mallard Printing Inc., Mechanics Cooperative Bank, Mutual of America, O’Brien’s Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc., Premier Construction, Inc., RALCO Electric & Generator, and Read Insurance & Financial Services Ltd.; and Bronze Sponsors: ABC Floor Covering, Altus Dental, Atlantic Cleaning Co., BankFive, Bristol County Savings Bank, Century 21 Associates Realty, CS&M Tele-Systems, GM Refrigeration, Greater Fall River Association of Realtors, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health Care Pharmacy, HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc., Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd , Law Office of Gary P. Howayeck, P.C., Law Office of Jane E. Sullivan, Narrows Center for the Arts, Patrick Sullivan, Rex-Cut Products, Inc., Southcoast Health, St. Anne’s Credit Union, Tech Service Center, WB Mason, and William Starck Architects.

One of the highlights of the evening was the announcements of our five grand raffle prize winners. Our guests participated in five grand raffles which included such prize categories as New England Sports Enthusiast Tickets, Home Sweet Home, New England Golf Package Tour, Fine Dining, and Entertainment.

The lucky winners of the raffles were:
Monica Pavao: $1,300 – New England Sports Enthusiast
Jason Rua: $1,100 – Home Sweet Home
Cynthia Gilchrest: $1,200 – New England Golf Package Tour
Brantley Hunsinger: $1,100 – Fine Dining
Katelyn Hebert: $1,500 – Entertainment

Very special thanks to The People’s Liquor Warehouse for supporting our event, as they have done from the beginning and to our spectacular dining establishments for providing the food. We could not have been as successful without the contributions from Agoro’s Pizza Bar and Grill, Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Leo’s Ristorante & Full Service Catering, LePage’s Seafood & Grille, Starbucks Coffee Company, The Cove Restaurant & Marina, and The Galley Grille.

People, Incorporated would also like to thank the following who generously donated to the Grand Raffle Packages: 22 Bowen’s, Acoaxet Club, Allendale Country Club, BayCoast Bank, Cardi’s Furniture, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, Crestwood Country Club, Fall River Country Club, Gen Andrade, IZ Schwartz, MIT Endicott House, Mystery Café, Narrows Center for the Arts, New England Revolution, Pane E Vino, Riverside Art, Swansea Country Club, The Cove Restaurant & Marina, The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant, and Trio Cafe & Lounge.

Until next year….