The second annual Taste of Granbury Whiskey & Wine event was a success, with money raised from the fundraiser exceeding last year’s inaugural event.
“It was a very successful event. The ladies that put this event on have worked tirelessly for six months and gave their summer to put this event together. We are blessed to have them as members,” said Cathey Briscoe, president of the Woman’s Wednesday Club (WWC) of Granbury.
The proceeds from this event will go toward the Woman’s Wednesday Club of Granbury, the Lois G. Cleveland Memorial Scholarship Foundation to benefit female high school or college graduates who reside in Hood County, as well as other nonprofit organizations throughout the community.
Additional scholarship categories for the Lois G. Cleveland Memorial Scholarship Foundation have also been added for 2021 for a total of five categories: Legacy, New Horizons, Granbury, Pathways and Master Class.
“The scholarships WWC provides to the young ladies of our community help strengthen and promote successful women,” Briscoe said. “We have added additional categories to allow for more applicants and more opportunities for young ladies in Hood County to receive scholarships from WWC.”
In 2020, a total of $30,000 was appropriated in scholarship funds. Briscoe said she hopes to increase that number for 2021.
“After our numbers come in, we’ll come back to the board and then, hopefully, we will be able to increase what we can give for scholarships this year for more opportunities,” she said.
Briscoe said the community support has been outstanding and plans are already underway for next year’s event.
“We are in the preliminary planning process for WWC Taste of Granbury 2022,” she added. “Our goal is to increase the number of guests and continue to add to our vendors with the support of the community.”
All WWC scholarship applications are due by Friday, Oct. 15. For more information about WWC scholarships, visit gfwcwomanswednesdayclubgranbury.com.