Friends of Strong to Hold 17th Annual Gala Wine Tasting
Thursday, January 10, 2008
More than 300 domestic and imported wines and champagnes will offered for sampling at the Friends of Strong 17th annual Gala Wine Tasting, to be held Friday, Feb. 15.
Scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St., this casual event 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. Music will be provided by the Matt Valerio Trio.
About 500 people attended last year’s gala, raising more than $15,000 for the Friends of Strong. Tickets for this year’s event are $45 and can be ordered by calling (585) 275-2420.
Friends of Strong is the volunteer department for Strong Memorial Hospital, and has about 1,000 men and women who volunteer their time throughout the year at the hospital. In 2007, the organization raised $640,000, which was used to purchase equipment for numerous departments throughout Strong Memorial.