Hope everyone had a great Summer and (despite the heat) you are getting ready for Pumpkin-everything season. There is a lot on the horizon as far as happenings around our fair city…football season is here, Arts and Crafts on Bedford is coming up and before you know it, I’ll be posting the annual Halloween Happenings list! Incredible to think that it’s that time of the year already.
All that aside, there is a definite reason for this post. A little unorthodox for this site, but you will see where I’m headed in a moment…
If you know anything about WOTM, you know that for the last few years we have been all about “Keeping it Local”. We are Stamford proud. We are also very much about helping publicize local fundraising events. (as you may have noticed on our FB and Twitter pages) We have an event to tell you about now that has become an annual tradition around this area.
The 5th Annual Greenwich Wine and Food Festival will be held this year from Sept 23rd thru the 26th. This event has been growing each year in both popularity and prestige. Celebrity chefs take part in special dinner presentations each evening, tastings will be going on with offerings from 150+ food and beverage vendors from all around our area. There will be food battles, book signings, crafted burgers, taco madness, grill masters doing their thing and so much more! Also, the final evening will culminate in the LIVE music performance of CMA Award Winning band, Little Big Town!!
This Festival, presented by Serendipity Magazine as we mentioned, is also a fundraiser. And this year, the event will be benefiting two wonderful organizations. The first is Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. This group helps sick children and their families as they go through the illnesses together. They provide “a different kind of healing” and if you’d like more information on this organization, please visit their website: www.holeinthewallgang.org The second is The Greenwich Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund which (we are taking this right from the GWFF2015 website): provides income eligible families exposure to positive experiences, and active lifestyles, as well as opportunities to gain and refine life skills, and to develop positive personal and social assets. 100% of the donations to this fund go directly to support scholarships for Greenwich’s youth.
So why are we telling you about an event that is happening in Greenwich? Well again, this is a wonderful fundraising event and are more than happy to let you know about it. Also, if you head to the festival’s website, you will see that Stamford is very much represented here! Chefs and vendors from local Stamford restaurants and businesses will be participating and how wonderful that is.
Also, we are very, very proud to announce that yours truly will be a member of the press at this year’s festival! I cannot tell you what this means to me to be able to be a part of this amazing event and would like to publicly thank the organizers for inviting What’s on the Menu? to be involved in such a gathering.
Without further ado, we give you the 2015 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival (and website!). Hope to see you there…it’s going to be a great time for two great causes. And yes folks, we are certainly Keeping it Local!
2015 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival <–all info, tickets and more can be found here.
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