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All In Good Taste Food, Wine, and Beer Pairing Raises nearly $37,500 for Easter Seals RI

Wakefield, RI -- Over 150 gathered at The Haversham in Westerly, RI on March 1, for All In Good Taste, benefitting Easter Seals RI programs and services. This first time food, wine, and beer pairing, raised nearly $37,500 for Easter Seals RI Early Intervention services and Outpatient program.

Guests enjoyed tasty food samples from The Breachway Grill, Casa Della Luce, Chocolate Dreams, Dell’Orto Olive Oil, Dragon Palace, Five-90 Catering, The Haversham Tavern, Lynne’s Dolce e Pane, Mariner Grille, and The Twisted Vine; Bellini’s courtesy of The Wine Store of Westerly, wine from Gwen Woods formerly of Hanson’s Pub, and brews from McLaughlin and Moran, Inc.

In addition to the variety of foods and beverages, guests were graced by the musical talent of James Danna, a consumer moment with Jason and Maria King--parents of Early Intervention client Mason, and a word for the Mayor of Cranston Allan Fung.

The live and silent auctions, hosted by professional auctioneer Mike Salvadore, provided guests with an assortment of packages to choose from including trips to Cabo San Lucas, Las Vegas, and Sonoma Wine Country, a ‘Sophisticated Gentleman’s’ package of high end cigars and scotch tasting, jewelry, elegant art work, and restaurant gift certificates.

Special thanks to this year’s Board of Directors members Carol Manglass of RIPIN, and Cindy Almonte of A Quick Tire who were this year’s event co-chairs, and our sponsors Bilodeau Carden, LLC., Furey Roofing Co., The Washington Trust Company, and Southern RI Newspapers.

To view photos from the evening’s event visit our Facebook page at, www.facebook.com/EasterSealsRI.

About Easter Seals RI
Easter Seals RI provides exceptional services to ensure that all children and young adults with disabilities or special needs and their families have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Last year, Easter Seals Rhode Island served over 500 children and young adults and their families through programs and services provided. For more information about Easter Seals Rhode Island, please call 401-284-1000 or visit www.eastersealsri.org.

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