The Wayne County Public Library hosts its 11th annual “In Good Taste” wine tasting event on Friday, April 27, from 6:30 to 9 pm. The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library spend many hours preparing for and then transforming the Wayne County Ford showroom in Honesdale into a gorgeous venue for this signature fundraising event. The great folks at Wayne County Ford donate the space for this event and are incredibly supportive of the chaos in their workspace for the day. This is the library's major fundraiser for the year.
“In Good Taste” pairs six wines – three red and three white – with specially formulated appetizers created by six local restaurants just for the occasion. Providing this year's delectable pairings are: Alpine Wurst and Meat House, Bongo Roadhouse, Camp Umpy's Bagel's &Stuff, The Dock at Wallenpaupack, Fiesta on Main, and The Mustard Seed Cafe.
The Hotel Wayne will offer a scrumptious buffet to keep the wine tasters happy in between tastes.
The evening also includes a silent auction featuring a wide variety of artwork, experiences and more. The items are featured on the WCPL Facebook page and are displayed at the library, where over 200 patrons pass through each day. Enormous thanks go out to this year's Silent Auction Sponsors: Nature's Grace, Woodloch Pines Resort, Alley Whey Eatery, Ambeez Toy Box, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Black & Brass, Cavage's Country Farm Market, Comfort Inn-Pocono Lakes Region, Lander's River Trips, Mitzi Kielar, LaBar Family, Highlights & Sandra Mayer, Lake Region IGA, Mountain Quilt Works, Paulie's Hot Dog's LLC, Warehouse 51 Laser Tag, Waymart Hotel Restaurant & Saloon, Platform Industries, Reaper's Revenge, Honesdale Golf Club, Superlative Interiors, Inc & Cynthia Hanson, Corrine Main, Lukan's Farm Resort, Flipped, Waterpure Bath & Body Products & Mary Fritz, Kristina Peary of Honesdale Massage Therapy, Honesdale Greenhouse, Ski Big Bear, Costa's Family Fun Park, Sylvania Tree Farm & Jane McKay, Anthill Farm Kitchen, AAA North Pen, The Velvet Maple, and the Stourbridge Line.
In addition to the Silent Auction there are two 50/50 raffle opportunities. Bring your money and listen for your number to be called! Every extra bit of money raised is needed as the library raises 49% of its yearly budget through local donations each year. Your support helps keep books on the shelves, the lights and heat on, early literacy and life-long learning programs going, technology moving, and good qualified staff on hand to provide assistance. So bid high and buy lots of 50/50 tickets!
The event is made possible by dozens of local business and individual sponsors. The Platinum Level sponsors contribute $1,000 and receive 10 tickets to the event a $400 value, top listing in promotional materials including the evening’s brochure as well as an individual poster displayed at the event. They include: The Dime Bank, Honesdale National Bank, Jim & Pat Sanders, An Anonymous Friend, and Wayne County Ford.
Those pledging at the Gold level ($500), receive six tickets, second-tier listing on promotional materials including the evening’s brochure and a poster displayed at the event. This year's Gold Sponsors include: Highlights, Howell & Howell Attorneys at Law, Louis & Jane LaBar, Murray Physical Therapy, Inc L.H. Reed & Sons, Inc., Georgette Pascotto and Barbara Leo, ReMax Wayne/ReMax Best, Turano Insurance & Financial, and Wayne Bank.
Silver sponsors pay $250 and receive four tickets and will be included in some promotional materials. They are also listed in the evening’s brochure, which describes the wines and food pairings, and on a poster displayed at the event. This year's silver sponsors include: Baker for Senate, An Anonymous Friend , Dakan Enterprises Inc, Edw J. Schwarz Buick GMC, Firmstone Tire and Auto Service Station, Sal & Judy Giglio, Stephens Pharmacy/Northeast Med-Equip, Wendell & Karen Kay, Ken & Linda Kromer, Jim & Donna LaBar, Minooka Subaru, The Skier Foundation , Sprout Pediatric Dental, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Yoga International , Mark R Zimmer, Attorney at Law, The Alpine Wurst and Meat House, Bongo Road House, Camp Umpy's Bagels and Stuff, The Dock at Wallenpaupack, Fiesta On Main, and The Mustard Seed Cafe.
Bronze sponsors, at $150, receive two tickets, a poster displayed at the event and a listing in the brochure. This year's bronze sponsors include: An Anonymous Friend, B&B Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Beck, Gogolski, Poska, & Co. Inc, BGM Fastener, Citizen Savings Bank, Complete Health Dentistry of NEPA-Dr Michael Rogers, Ray & Nancy Derman, Dirlam Bros Lumber Co, Patricia & Jonathan Dunsinger Elegante Restaurant and Pizzeria, FNCB, Representative Jonathan Fritz, Guenthers Ski Haus, Himalayan Institute, Honesdale Massage Therapy, Jeannie's Chapel Street Salon,JHA Companies, Jim & Sue Kaufman, Brian & Amanda Kerna, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kussoff, Law Offices of John J. Martin, Lodge at Keen Lake, MB's Shear Expressions, Market 13, Frank Moro, Mountain Laurel Surgery Center LLC,Dr. & Mrs. Edward Murray, Paulies LLC, The Pines Tavern, Rechner Law Office, Warren Schloesser & Diane Kean, Betty Sweeney, and Wallenpaupack Veterinary Clinic.
This year students from Honesdale High School's Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Betty Ann Robson, will perform and entertain for a portion of the evening.
“In Good Taste” attracts 400 people, and represents an excellent way of promoting your business, and helping the Wayne County Public Library change the lives of your friends and neighbors every day.
Tickets are available at the library for $40 per ticket. They are pre-purchase only and they are going fast. Tickets will not be available at the door the night of the event. Contact the library at 570-253-1220 with any questions.