Get ready to sip, sample, and socialize! The Rural Health Initiative (RHI) 4th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting, April 24, 2015 from 7:00 – 10:00p at Crystal Falls Banquet Hall in New London, is less than one month away, and it’s sure to be a great time. The signature fundraiser showcases over 25 hand-selected cheese varieties, 46 different wines, and 7 local Pigeon River Brewing brew selections, accompanied by a welcoming crowd comprised of past attendees and newcomers.

In addition to the delicious wine and cheese, complimentary soda and water are available to quench your thirst, and light snacks to cleanse your palate between samplings. Sample 3 non-traditional versions of grilled cheese, compliments of both the Waupaca Area Dairy Promotions and Outagamie County Dairy Promotions, while participating in the event’s activities: a crowd favorite Wine Pull, a rendition of Plinko, and an impressive display of silent auction and bucket raffle items.

100% of proceeds from the 4th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting go directly back into the Rural Health Initiative (RHI) to provide complimentary (free) Kitchen Wellness, including in-home or on-site preventive health screenings, health coaching, and referral information, to farmers and agribusiness within Outagamie, Waupaca, and Shawano counties.

Tickets are $25 (in advance; cash or check) and can be purchased at Festival Foods (New London) First State Bank (New London, Clintonville, Manawa, Waupaca or Dale), Premier Community Bank (Bear Creek, Iola, Waupaca, Manawa, King, Fremont or Marion); $27 online (in advance; debit or credit card) at Rural Health Initiative website (http://bit.ly/RHIWineCheeseTicket), or $30 (at door; cash or check), or $32 (at door; debit or credit). Must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol. Click here event flyer [pdf].

Become an Open Seating Table Sponsor. 

  • Purchase 8 tickets (at normal price of $25 each) or more and have your name or organization’s name advertised on EACH table as an open-seating table sponsor. We’ll mail your tickets or hold at the door. You choose the 8 co-workers, friends, colleagues, clients, family members, etc – whomever you would like (21 years or older required to consume alcohol) – to come and enjoy the event.

Major Event sponsors include: Larsen Cooperative, First State Bank, ThedaCare Physicians, MilkSource, Outagamie County Dairy Promotions, and Waupaca County Dairy Promotions.

Questions or feedback: contact Program Manager Shaya Hintz.

Ultimately, the 4th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting event offers something (lots of things!) for everyone. Whether you attend to try new wines, enjoy a night with some friends, or to simply free yourself from cabin fever, you’ll be glad you attended. From all of us at Rural Health Initiative, thank you for your support as we continue our mission to be A Bridge to Improve and Sustain the Health and Safety of Farm Families within Outagamie, Waupaca, and Shawano counties.