OSWEGO — The  Oswego Lions Club will hold their 21st annual Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction March 29 at the American Foundry in Oswego. 

The event is scheduled for 6:30-9:30 p.m., with pre-sale tickets available at a discounted rate. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event. Pre-sale tickets are available at Cakes Galore and More or from any Lions Club member. Each person will be provided a complimentary wine glass or beer mug at the door.

“The Oswego Lions Club is looking forward to the Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction again this year,” said Becky O’Kane, president of the local chapter of Lions International.  “The event has truly become one that the entire community looks forward to each year.”

The annual event will once again showcase many of the area’s finest beer vendors, Eagle Beverage and Onondaga Beverage. Country Pickin Hard Cider and Lock 1 Distilling Company will also attend this year.

 Many New York State wineries including Lakeland Winery, Thousand Islands Winery, Coyote Moon Vineyards and Collaca Estate Winery will also participate.

Also taking part again this year is Taste the World, sampling coffees and their adult beverage mixers.

The silent auction will include many donated items from businesses throughout the area. Some of the many auction items include a cake a month for a year from Cakes Galore and More, Gift Certificate towards a car detailing from The Shine Shop, cooler filled with goodies from Fulton Savings Bank, Funny Bones passes, Minnie and Mickey Mouse figurines from M&B Ceramics, three-drawer oak dresser from Ray’s Furniture Perks, gift basket from Canale’s Restaurant, fruit and beer gift basket from C’s Farms Market, many gift certificates and much more.

If businesses would like to donate a silent auction item there is still time by calling Karen Hammond at 315-342-0043 or Bob Bateman at 315-342-9866. 

There will be a live auction at the end of the event, where a dinner for four at the high bidders home courtesy of Bill Wadsworth of 1-9-7 Bistro will be auctioned.  The meal will include appetizers, dinner and dessert. Another featured item for the live auction will be a metal sculpture donated by Tim Desacia, and a wine cellar with wine refrigerator donated by the Oswego Lions Club. 

“We appreciate the donations that the many local businesses within the community have provided again this year,” said Hammond.  “The business owners and managers continue to recognize the important role our club maintains within this community, and their donations and sponsorships show their commitment.”   

Complimentary appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will also will be available.  Contact Hammond or Bateman for more information or tickets.

For additional information, visit the Oswego Lions Club web site at www.oswegolionsclub.org or Oswego Lions Club Facebook page at www.facebook.com/oswegolionsclub.

All proceeds of the event will benefit the Oswego Lions Club and their active role within, and contributions to the community.

Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning more about the Oswego Lions Club should contact any member of the club. 

Established in 1917, Lions International consists of 40,000 local Lions Clubs worldwide with membership of 1.4 million volunteers. Local chapters of the club are committed to serving the disabled including those with eyesight, impairments, hearing loss and other handicaps.

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