The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada will hold its popular annual Wine and Gourmet tasting event on Sunday, Oct. 7 in Memorial Park (the corner of La Cañada and Foothill Boulevard) in La Cañada Flintridge. The Sunday afternoon event, now in its 10th year, attracts visitors from the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. and is followed by the La Cañada Flintridge Education Foundation premium wine auction from 5:30 p.m. to
Mary Gant, current club president, and Clyde Hemphill serve as co-directors. The event, as mandated by law, is for adults only due to the presence of alcoholic beverages.
The monies raised will be used to fund the ongoing work of the Club’s foundation and sponsor youth organizations including two Key Clubs at La Cañada High School and Flintridge Prep High School, a Builders Club at LCHS Middle School, and K-Kids at the LCF Community Center. The club also provides annual scholarships to six high school graduates; gives a donation of dictionaries and books to Union Avenue Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles and reads with second grade students weekly.
Financial support is given to the local Tournament of Roses Association, Boy and Girl Scouts, YMCA, school music groups, Descanso Gardens, LCF Community Center, Kases for Kids through the Sheriff’s Station as well as international organizations. Proceeds from the premium wine auction go to the the La Cañada Flintridge Education Foundation.
Le Petit Vendome furnishes all of the wines and beers at the tasting as in the past years. Local restaurants, caterers and food purveyors will be offering tastes of their foods.
Entertainment will be provided by the Keller Quartet featuring vocalist Lynn Keller, “the singer who ignites the evening.”
Remedy Liquor in LCF will provide 12 bottles of premium wine to 12 lucky attendees who submit names and addresses (no purchase of raffle tickets required).
A commemorative wine glass and a buffet tray is given to each attendee and a program booklet with a listing of all beverages poured and food purveyors.
The presenters and partners for the event are the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, LCF Educational Foundation Endowment Fund and LCF Chamber of Commerce.