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Wholly Grape & Ale

By Staff | Mar 5, 2008

Avera Holy Family Foundation members display items that will be raffled in the second-annual Wholly Grape & Ale social March 28 at Estherville Golf Course. Front row, left to right: Jodie Greig, Diane Brown, Mary Jo Tindall, and Roslyn Gunderson. Back, row, left to right: Sandy Hoffman, Norma Brunskill, and Avera Development Director Sandy Lunning. EDN photo by Michael Tidemann

You’d better tune up your ukulele and get that grass skirt out of the closet. The second annual Avera Holy Family Foundation Wholly Grape & Ale fundraising event will be held Friday, March 28 at Estherville Golf Course.

The social event of the season will be held from 5-9 p.m. Admission includes sample wines and beers, both domestic and imports, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. Entertainment will be provided by Randy Yackle, along with guest featured singers.

A Hawaiian luau theme will be held downstairs this year. The luau buffet will include ham balls, roasted pork sandwiches, chicken wings, smokies, fruit skewers with pineapple, and veggie rolls.

Upstairs there will be bacon-wrapped scallops, jumbo shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, veggies and dip, cheese tray and crackers, bread bowl with spinach dip, cheese ball with crackers, and spinach and artichoke dip.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, $20 for five, or $50 for 15 and are available at the Avera Family Health admissions desk, administration office, or community relations office.

Raffle items include two top prizes of $500 in Estherville City Bucks. Other raffle items include an Amish style solid oak bench; antique oak children’s chair; gift certificates from Mother Nature’s, Don Jose, Grand Buffet, and more; a beautiful area rug; set of table lamps; framed artwork and prints; Longaberger wrought iron countertop wine rack and accessory set; gift packages from Arbonne, Tastefully Simple, Adore Candles, and more; Midgets hoodie; oil change; whirlpool suite package; TracFone; or pamper yourself with manicures, haircuts and styles, massages, tanning, and more. You do not need to be present to win.

Gold corporate sponsorships, those giving $1,000 or more, include: Emmet County State Bank, Fitzgibbons Law Firm, NEXT, Inc., NorthStar Bank & Agency, Dakota Pack, Estherville Foods, Heartland Technology & Transport, Henry Olson Fuhrman Funeral Home, and Holiday Express. Silver corporate sponsors, those giving $500 or more, include: Avant Architects, Avera Home Medical Equipment, Emmet County State Bank Insurance Agency, Energy Panels Structures, Estherville Building Center, Estherville Daily News, Estherville Golf Course, Forest Ridge Youth Services, Motor Inn Auto Group, and Sussner Construction, Inc.

Tickets to the event are $25 per person and can be ordered by contacting Sandy Lunning at 362-6132.