Sponsors Announced for A Toast and a Wish, limited Number of tickets remaining

At press time we’ve since added a red carpet entry and a “step and repeat”, just like celebrities stand in front of at movie premieres. And as we don’t want anyone to wait too long, as soon as our guests check in they will be handed a program and a wine glass into which our volunteers will be ready to immediately pour a taste of sparkling wine!  Now, here’s the latest press release, with a special THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

April 4, 2013 – A limited number of tickets are still available for the inaugural WiSH Education Foundation wine tasting event planned for Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 7 -10 pm at the Old Town Newhall Library. This spectacular venue will provide the perfect atmosphere for an evening of wine tasting, enjoying delicious appetizers from local restaurants, a live quartet and mingling with friends and community leaders. Tickets are $75 each and are available online at www.WiSHscv.org .

One hundred percent of the ticket sales and auction directly supports programs in all the junior high and high schools that make up the Hart School District.

The Co-Title Sponsors of the event are CISCO and CDW, the Magazine of Santa Clarita as a Media Sponsor and Silver Sponsors including Chiquita Landfill, Oasis Landscaping, Spirit Properties and Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost LLP.  Sempra Energy and Hunt C. Braly, Attorney at Law are Bronze Sponsors.

WiSH board members Marlee Lauffer, Amy Daniels and Gail Pinsker, along with local wine writer Eve Bushman, host the inaugural event with Eve Wine 101 Consultant Michael Perlis and volunteer coordinator Claudia Sheridan providing their expertise during the evening.

“The WiSH Education Foundation is grateful to all our fantastic sponsors and wine, food and auction item donors,” Lauffer, Vice Chair, WiSH Eduation Foundation, said. “We are looking forward to a wonderful evening for a great cause supporting programs in the Hart School District.”

Donors to date include TGIC Importers, Loring Wine Company, Fiddlehead Cellars, Ken Brown Wines, Iron Horse Vineyards, Salt Creek Grille, Wolf Creek Brewery, Stephen Hemmert Vineyards, Two Hearts Vineyard, Pulchella Winery, Ventura LimoncelloWildflour Gourmet Baking Company, Robert Biale Vineyards, Bagrationi Sparkling wine from the Republic of Georgia, Regusci Winery, Edna Valley Vineyard, Gagnon Cellars, Gary Farrell Vineyards, Nuggucciet Cellars, Barrel 27, J Dusi Wines, Byron Estate, and wine pairing from Leona Valley Vineyard’s Culinary Director, Dusti Patterson.

Auction items include a two-night stay in a Paso Robles private guest house; cooking classes at Culinary Wonders (formerly known as Kitchen Wizards); a magnum of 06 Pinot Noir from Papapietro Perry Winery; gift items from WineDogs.com, ForWhiskeyLovers.com, Ma Maison and Barnes and Noble; a Gagnon Cellars gift basket; wine tasting for four at Robert Biale Vineyards; wine tasting and tour for six from winemaker Wes Hagen at Clos Pepe Vineyards, as well as Gary Farrell Vineyards and Regusci Winery; a magnum of 08 Head Honcho Syrah from Barrel 27; a gift certificate for The Egg Plantation; a complimentary night at Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort; two gift certificates from Valencia Wine Company; dinner for two at Vines; and wine from the private cellars of winemaker Gerard Zanzonico of Del Dotto Vineyards, Marlee Lauffer, Laine Hedwell, Eddie and Eve Bushman, Larry and Gloria Stahly, Michael and Karen Perlis, Louise Castaldo and Kerry Malony, Steve and Rose Chegwin, Chris and Jeannie Carpenter and others.

The number of ticket sales will be limited to guarantee each of our guests an exclusive experience.  At the end of the evening all guests will receive a special gift bag with special offers from our special vendors. Adults over 21 only, please.

Sponsorships are currently available; contact WiSH at 661-799-9474 or wish@hartdistrict.org for more information and to purchase event tickets.

The WiSH Education Foundation, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, was established with a group of  local community leaders and public school advocates to raise additional funds for the Hart School District to maintain its high quality programs during this challenging time of state budget cuts.