Friends of Strong to Hold 15th Annual Gala Wine Tasting
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
More than 300 domestic and imported wines and champagnes will be on hand for tasting and sampling at the Friends of Strong 15th annual Gala Wine Tasting, to be held Friday, Feb. 10.
Scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St., this informal 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 Rochester’s premiere swing band, Bob Henry and the Goners.
Nearly 450 people attended last year’s gala, raising more than $17,000 for the Friends of Strong. Tickets for this year’s event are $45, and can be ordered until Feb. 6 by calling (585) 275-2420. A special overnight package also is available.
Friends of Strong is the volunteer department for Strong Memorial Hospital, and has about 1,000 men and women who volunteer throughout the year at the hospital. In 2005, the organization raised more than $800,000, which was used to purchase equipment for numerous departments throughout Strong Memorial Hospital.