From fundraiser to awards, here are the news tidbits from your friends and neighbors.
Envolve Winery donated to the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation
For the month of October, Envolve Winery and its "Real Men Drink Pink” party and campaign raised money for the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation to offer free mammograms. A total of $5 from every bottle of 2011 Envolve Sonoma Mountain Rosé and 50 percent of party ticket sales, and all funds collected at the event through raffle tickets and cash donations totaled $3,542. On Nov. 2, Envolve presented a giant check (courtesy of Sonoma Signs) to the foundation.
Danny Fay of Envolve Winery said it would become an annual event.
This campaign and event was made possible by A Savvy Event who styled tasting lounge for the event, Dockers who styled the winery partners in pink and Alpha Camo, Danny Ronen and Combier Distillery, the Epicurean Connection, Murphy's Irish Pub, Restaurant Rudy, Toss Designs, Ike's Place SF and Massage Envy Sonoma.
Fat Pilgrim on Broadway has donated a pre-lit Christmas tree to the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home. The tree will be on display at Fat Pilgrim through early December and will be decorated with customer's donations of ornaments from Fat Pilgrim's Christmas Shoppe. The business will also accept ornaments not from Fat Pilgrim as donations (no glass ornaments) and those will be added to the tree upon delivery to the Children's Home.
In the spirit of giving thanks for organizations in the local community that are making a difference, the Sonoma Valley Mothers Club has awarded six community impact donations totaling $4,000. The recipients were La Luz Center, Valley of the Moon Teen Center, Boys and Girls Club, Sonoma Valley Mentoring Support, Sonomans Offering Support and Friends In Sonoma Helping. By giving donations to these inspirational organizations, the Sonoma Valley Mothers Club aims to assist these organizations in their tireless efforts to aid local families. For more information about the club, go to sonomamothersclub.org or find them on Facebook.
Sonoma artist Tatiana McWethy recently won two awards in the prestigious art shows at the International Guild of Realism juried exhibition at Jones and Terwilleger Gallery in Carmel; and at the American Society of Traditional Artists' Show and Sale at the Open Range Gallery in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Additionally the American Art Collector magazine published her paintings and an article about in the September and November editions.
Tony Knecht and his fleet of Castagnasso Clydesdales won significant honors at the 26th annual Draft Horse Classic, held Sept. 20 to 23 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. He took home awards for the Overall Supreme Champion horse, Hugh; the Grand Champion Stallion, Ogdensburg HC Variety; and the Grand Champion Mare, Mission Bell Abigail.
The Sonoma Valley Newcomers held its semi-annual mah jongg tournament, which included 32 players and took place at Faith Lutheran Church. The club includes more than 300 members and is open to any woman who is new to town. Learn more at sonomanewcomers.com.
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