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Wine and Stein event will benefit Nettle Creek school

Published: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 8:05 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 10:07 a.m. CDT

The Nettle Creek PTO has organized an event for the community to enjoy in order to raise money for the Nettle Creek Foxes. 

Saturday, Jan 12, at Chapins North in Morris, the Nettle Creek PTO will host its very first Wine and Stein – a wine and beer tasting sponsored by West Side Liquors – for anyone 21 and older. The tasting will be held from 7 to 10 p.m.

“It’s going to be great,” said PTO Vice President Jennifer Gross. “This is a really big deal for us.”

Aside from the opportunity to sample more than 70 wines and beers, live entertainment will be provided by American Idol contestant Paige DeChausse and Nick Boettcher. DeChausse and Boettcher will be playing acoustic music, Gross said. Entertainment will be provided until 11 p.m.

A silent auction will also be hosted during the Wine and Stein.

Included in the auction are various sports tickets, a weekend getaway for 10, limo rides and pampering items such as manicure and pedicure gift cards.

“We have something for everyone, truly,” Gross said. “Quite a few people donated exceptionally nice things and we are very grateful for that.”

Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $30. All of the money goes to benefit the Nettle Creek School District.

The PTO hopes this type of event will become an annual one for Nettle Creek. Rather than hosting several fundraisers throughout the year, Gross said the group decided it would be better to coordinate one major event per year.

“This is a nice way for parents and people to get out, socialize and build relationships,” Gross said. 

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