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For Immediate Release

14th Annual Winter Wine Spectacular: Food, Friends & Fabulous Wine Raise $175,000 for Easterseals Clients

February 1, 2017

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Pamela Dube

Manchester, NH - The 14th Annual Winter Wine Spectacular for Easterseals NH sponsored by RiverStone Resources LLC and presented by The New Hampshire Wine and Liquor Outlets as the largest event of Wine Week 2017, was a huge success with more than 1,800 varieties of wine, scrumptious food from local restaurants and specialty food shops, wine makers from around the world, and the generosity of 1,600 attendees. The Radisson Hotel in Manchester played host to this hugely popular event that raised more than $175,000 to help young children with disabilities and special needs served by Easterseals NH. 

This event specifically benefits the Early Supports & Services program for young children from birth to 3-years old. These services ensure that a child's development is on track during those first critical years including speech and physical therapy. Concerns addressed during this time can prevent secondary problems that may interfere with learning, playing, building friendships and developing self-confidence.

The Bellman Jeweler’s Cellar Select room provided guests with the opportunity to sample high-quality, international wines. One lucky guest Matt Reed (Concord, NH) won the 18K white gold diamond heart pendant valued at $1,800.

The Grand Silent Auction was filled with 150 items along with artwork provided by NH Institute of Art students, with all pieces highlighting the beauty of wine and food. The auction raised over $21,500. In addition to the auction, 12 lucky winners each won a case of assorted wines from the Tower of Wine Raffle, sponsored by DHL Supply Chain.

This event attracted over 60 wine makers and vineyard owners from around the world who shared their knowledge about and passion for wine with the guests who sipped from Riedel Crystal stemware sponsored by Porsche of Nashua.

Other major sponsors of the sold out event included: New Hampshire Magazine, New Hampshire Business Review, NH Home Magazine, 95.7 WZID & The Mill, Northwestern Mutual, Signature Digital Imaging, Rise Private Wealth Management, G.M. Roth, Peniel Environmental, Silver Image Photography, Comcast Spotlight, Cornerstone PDC, and The Rowley Agency.

About Easterseals NH
For 80 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure we change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Easterseals services include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Easterseals NH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 26,900 children, adults and seniors in over 90 programs throughout the state. To learn more about Easterseals NH, visit www.easterseals.com/nh.

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