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Friends of Strong Hosts 12th Annual Gala Wine Tasting.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

More than 300 domestic and imported wines and champagnes will be on hand for tasting and sampling at the Friends of Strong 12th Annual Gala Wine Tasting.

Scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, the informal event also will feature a variety of cheeses, breads, warm hors d'oeuvres and desserts. A silent auction and raffle of donated items will take place during the evening.

Nearly 500 people attended last year's gala, raising more than $13,000 for the Friends of Strong. Tickets for this year's event are $40, and can be ordered by calling (585) 275-2420. A special Valentine's Day overnight package also is available.

Friends of Strong is the volunteer arm for Strong Memorial Hospital, and has about 1,000 men and women who volunteer throughout the year at the hospital. In 2002, the organization raised more than $550,000, which was used to purchase equipment for numerous departments throughout Strong Health.

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Karin Christensen

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