Fourth ACS “Wine ‘n’ Hop” proves to be popular

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

A group of restaurants in the downtown core of Amherstburg were kept busy last Wednesday night thanks to Amherstburg Community Services (ACS).

ACS presented its fourth-ever “Wine ‘n’ Hop” fundraiser with the event starting and finishing at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 157 with stops at the Artisan Grill, Beacon Ale House, Dalhousie Bistro and Lord Amherst in between. Ticket holders got a chance to sample some food from each establishment and enjoy a drink.

People were divided into four teams during last Wednesday night’s “Wine ‘N’ Hop” that was presented by Amherstburg Community Services (ACS). Executive director Kathy DiBartolomeo (far right) leads the “Lager Legion.”

People were divided into four teams during last Wednesday night’s “Wine ‘N’ Hop” that was presented by Amherstburg Community Services (ACS). Executive director Kathy DiBartolomeo (far right) leads the “Lager Legion.”

“We have sold out,” said ACS executive director Kathy DiBartolomeo. “We are very pleased.”

All 100 tickets were sold for the event, which was also held in May of this year. One addition to last Wednesday night’s event was the addition of sponsors, as realtors John D’Alimonte and Kim Wheeler along with Bornais Insurance and Tech It Easy came forward to help out. There was also the addition of a silent auction this time around.

“We would like to expand and are thinking of doing a weekend event,” said DiBartolomeo.

Enjoying the “Wine ‘N’ Hop” during a stop at the Dalhousie Bistro were (from left): Linda Souligny, Laurie Faucher and Rita Strysio.

Enjoying the “Wine ‘N’ Hop” during a stop at the Dalhousie Bistro were (from left): Linda Souligny, Laurie Faucher and Rita Strysio.

The event usually raises about $3,000 for ACS but DiBartolomeo added it is more than just a fundraiser. She said while they are grateful to the residents and businesses who help out, it is also a way for ACS to continue giving back to the Amherstburg community.

“We just enjoy being a partner and embrace the slogan ‘Amherstburg, You’ll Love it Here’,” said DiBartolomeo. “We have people from Windsor here and we think it’s a great way to expose people to Amherstburg.”

DiBartolomeo said the “Wine ‘n’ Hop” events are “a great way for people to sit down, meet new people and experience some of the finest restaurants in town. It’s a great way to experience what Amherstburg has to offer.”

ACS its planning the fifth “Wine ‘N’ Hop” for next May.

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