The popular Taste of Granbury Whiskey & Wine event hosted by the Woman’s Wednesday Club of Granbury is returning for its fourth year on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5-8 p.m.
“Based on very positive feedback, our event is returning to La Bella Luna, which is located at 7700 Glen Rose Highway,” said Cathy Weeks, Taste of Granbury co-chair. “The venue is beautiful and large enough to accommodate all of our vendors and guests.”
The event supports the Woman’s Wednesday Club of Granbury’s Lois G. Cleveland Memorial Scholarship Fund which offers scholarships to Hood County female graduates.
"The main mission of the Woman’s Wednesday Club is to provide scholarships for young women from our area, and the Taste of Granbury is our primary fundraiser,” said co-chair Michelle Davis. “Through community support and the generosity of our event attendees, we were able to award 21 scholarships last year. It’s gratifying to help local residents pursue their educational goals.”
The scholarships certainly make a difference in the lives of the recipients, including Ellen Brite, a past Lois G. Cleveland Scholar.
“I’m very grateful for the scholarship I received from the Woman’s Wednesday Club,” Brite said. “It’s nice to know that I have the support of people who believe in me.”
Juliet Jackson, another Lois G. Cleveland Scholar, also affirmed the mission of the Woman’s Wednesday Club and the Taste of Granbury.
“I am so grateful for the Woman’s Wednesday Club for everything they do for our community and the amount of people they support,” Jackson said.
This year’s event features samplings from 11 local restaurants, a brewery, three wineries, and three distilleries.
Restaurants participating in the event include Baked, The Local Cafe, Randy’s Shrimp & Oyster Bar/Randy’s Bar & Grill, Mesquite Pit, Hoffbrau Steak & Grill House, Del Norte Tacos, Brock’s Food & Drink, Board & Cork, Mama’s Pizza, Ketzler’s/Fisherman’s Corner, and Pub McDonough.
Guests will have the opportunity to sample drinks from seven local businesses: Brew Aleworks/Brew Drinkery, Silver Spur Winery, D’Vine Wine, Barons Creek Vineyard, Silver Star Spirits, Blackland Distillery, and Acre Distilling.
“We also have great live and silent auction items,” Weeks said. “Some of the live auction items should generate some spirited bidding.”
The live auction includes sought-after items like Dallas Cowboys tickets and parking pass, a Bond Arms handgun, a Romance package featuring Hotel Lucy and Wiseman chocolates, a meal and wine tasting in your home, a weekend getaway to Ruidoso, New Mexico, and a guided fishing trip with Unfair Advantage Charters.
"We are excited to announce that Hood County Entertainer of the Year Jerry Allen will be performing music throughout the evening,” Davis said. “Just great food, great drinks, and a great atmosphere.”
Weeks added that the event couldn’t happen without the support of the underwriters: Collinsworth Thoroughbred Racing, LLC of Bluff Dale, Henson’s Lumber, and Kroger.
This year’s sponsors also include First National Bank, H-E-B, and Hood County News.
Tickets to the event are still available to purchase through the website, tasteofgranbury.com, or by contacting Weeks at 214-335-3518.
Tables for eight are available for $1,200, while single tickets are $150 each.
Weeks added, “I am looking forward to members of our community coming out in support of this very worthy cause. As the cost of education rises, it’s important that we continue to support our leaders of tomorrow.”
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