SGCMH to stage 2nd annual Taste of Ste. Genevieve


Enjoy an evening savoring delectable tastings and beverages from some of Ste. Genevieve and the surrounding area’s premium restaurants, eateries, breweries and wineries at the Second Annual Taste of Ste. Genevieve County, Saturday, April 8 from 6-10 p.m. at the Ste. Genevieve Community Center.
The event, hosted by The Friends Foundation at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH), will benefit the hospital’s Women’s Health and Childbirth Department.
“We were looking for a way to get community involvement and try a little bit different fundraising event in a fun environment for people to come and showcase all the things that we have in and around Ste. Genevieve,” said Shawn Long, foundation director. “We’re proud of our many restaurants and wineries, and how great is it to have them all together in one venue for people to sample their offerings. We heard so many great comments last year, we know we had to do it again this year.”
The Taste of Ste. Genevieve County will also feature silent and oral auctions.
“This is a fundraising event, so we have a variety of items for every bidder’s comfort level,” Long said. “Some people are just more interested in the experience of the food and beverage tasting, while other people really like to partake in the auctions. Our live auction will have a bit bigger items, but the silent auction has something for everyone in every price range. A few of the oral auction items include a patio set, Yeti cooler (stocked), Cardinals wagon stuffed with game tickets and Cardinals paraphernalia, rolling tool cart, jewelry armoire and more. Silent, Super Silent and Raffle items include great themed baskets for every interest; jewelry, purses, sports items, home décor and many unique items.
In addition to the auction, the event will have a “cork pull.”
“This is one of the most fun parts of the whole experience,” said Long. “We’ll sell corks for $10 with numbers on them that correlate to a special bottle of wine or liquor—you never know what you’re going to get! For taking part in the cork pull, you’ll also receive a pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses to be used later this summer.”
New this year will be an MC. Organizers say classic rock personality J.C. Corcoran will add his own flavor to the evening’s activities.
Sponsors for this year’s event include Holcim, Oberle Meats, Watertower Vineyard, Gliks, American Solutions for Business, PIVA Windows, Tom & Susan Keim, Bruce and Diana Giesler, Cotton’s Ace Hardware, Ste. Genevieve Herald, Insider 573, 93.1 KBDZ Radio, Kohlfeld Distributing and Bluff City Beer.
Tickets for the Taste of Ste. Genevieve County are $30 each or 2/$50 and are available online. Tickets will be available at the door for $30. Shuttle parking will also be available. For more information, call Shawn Long, Friends Foundation Director at 573-883-7725.

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