Monday, September 19, 2011

Wine and Dine for a Canine shows Ashton the love!

Saturday night’s Brandeberry Winery fundraiser for a diabetic assistance dog was a huge success on many levels. Both winery parking lots were filled to capacity as friends, family and incredibly kind strangers came from all over the area to enjoy music by Full Circle, food from Bentino’s Pizza and Brandeberry’s new Blackberry wine, and donate money to help with the purchase of the dog. The dog is for Ashton Gueth, son of our beloved mail carrier, Adam, and his wife, Vanessa. Adam and Vanessa were shocked at the turnout and the generosity of local businesses.

A portion of the sale of bottles of blackberry wine were donated and Bentino’s Pizza donated 100% of all food orders. There were yummy homemade desserts for sale, a raffle, and Premier Jewelry which also donated 100% of proceeds to the cause. Ten-minute massages from Ferguson Chiropractic Solutions (wonderful massages with Sharon!!) were offered with 100% of the proceeds going towards the dog.

The evening temperatures were perfect and the setting was idyllic. It couldn't have been a prettier or more relaxing event.

This is what Brandeberry Winery posted on their Facebook page afterwards:

“You not only opened your pocketbooks to help Ashton get his dog you opened your hearts and were so wonderful even though some of you waited hours to get your food. Your kindness is very much appreciated by everyone at the winery.

The turnout for Wine and Dine for a Canine was incredible. It was by far the busiest day the winery has ever seen. It shows what a caring community we live in. The generosity and kindness of everyone who came out was unbelievable. We had an issue with long term waiting for pizzas because of how we bombarded Bentino’s with orders. However, there wasn’t an angry person around. Every one of you was patient and understanding and I can’t thank you enough."

A fundraiser is scheduled for October 1st at Peach’s Grill. Stay tuned for more details or contact Vanessa Gueth at Donations may also be made directly to an account at the Yellow Springs branch of US Bank under the name of Ashton Gueth.

photos by Susan Gartner -- September 17, 2011