People Incorporated celebrated its 15th Annual Wine Tasting Event on Thursday, May 17, welcoming over 550 supporters and friends who gathered at the Cultural Center in Fall River. Guests sipped fine wines and spirits while sampling dishes generously provided by local restaurants. This year’s event was especially significant as People Incorporated is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
As the Agency’s largest fundraiser that supports all of its programs and community activities, the Wine Tasting Event this year raised well over $42,000, which goes to help the Agency continue to provide additional community support and unique opportunities for people with life challenges.
Once again, Nick, Ron, and Pete from Cardi’s Furniture were instrumental in helping support and publicize the event and in addition to their sponsorship and donated promotional efforts, they generously provided a $500 gift card to be used as a door prize at the event. State Representative Paul Schmid was the winner of this randomly selected prize and he generously donated it back to People Incorporated to be used to purchase furniture for the Agency’s Individual Supports program. Megan Scheffer is shown here on Friday, May 25 presenting Cheryl with the gift card. Thank you so much NIROPE and Representative Paul Schmid!
The highlight of the night was the announcement of the Grand Raffle prize winners, each one receiving one of the five packages with a value of at least $1000. The packages were New England Sports Enthusiast, Fine Wine, Entertainment, Fine Dining, and a Brick of Lottery Tickets.
Special thanks go to The People’s Liquor Warehouse, which has donated all of the wine and spirits to every Annual Wine Tasting for the past 15 years. We are so appreciative of your amazing generosity!