The 8th Annual Wine & Dine was held at Frank Guido’s Little Italy on April 1, 2022. The evening, which paired four delicious courses with fine wines, had 77 attendees and raised $51,425!
“This year’s Wine & Dine once again had an amazing turnout. We are pleased that so many people joined us for this event,” said John McHugh, Executive Director of The Arc Mid-Hudson. “Fundraising events such as the Wine & Dine is a great way to get out and have some fun, while at the same time, supporting an organization such as ours and the new SMART Home that will enrich the lives of people we support in Putnam County.”
Following dinner was a spirited live auction that Bob Siracusano of Sawyer Motors in Saugerties, NY hosted. There were seven auction packages available for bidding. A case of ‘Wines from Around the World’, a case of ‘Locally Owned and Grown Spirits’ donated by Tim Sweeney and Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, ‘Who’s Your Caddy?’ donated by Wiltwyck Golf Club and Bowery Dugout, ‘Whiskey Business’ donated by Taconic Distillery, ‘On Cloud Wine’ donated by Lori McCabe, ‘Catskill Adventures’ donated by Zoom Flume Water Park, Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company, Bridge Street Theater, and Christine Cuisine, ‘Shaken, Not Stirred’ donated by The Arc Mid-Hudson. Bob Siracusano offered an exciting addition of, two visits from his Good Humor Ice Cream Truck.
Bob also made a “Fund in Need” request to raise money for the new SMART Home that is projected to be built in Autumn of 2022. The SMART home will feature one floor, open-concept space with wide hallways that will allow two wheelchairs to pass each other, 8 single bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. Many of the SMART house functions such as temperature control, light switches, security system and television can be controlled by resident’s smart device. Large kitchen and living room that allows everyone to gather together, some kitchen counters are lowered for residents that use a wheelchair can participate in food preparation. A private room where parents/guardians can meet with their family members.
The Arc Mid-Hudson would like to thank the hosts of the evening: Tim and Laurel Sweeney from Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits who also donated the wine served and the wine and spirits used in the auction, and Bob Siracusano, our Wine & Dine Chairman and live auctioneer.
Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful event, sponsored, and made donations to help support the over 1800 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that The Arc Mid-Hudson supports in Greene, Putnam, and Ulster counties.
Thank you to Paula Mitchell, our wonderful videographer.