Good Times, Good Cause

From time to time, you may have noticed that we frequently get some better beer information from Hoperative #6, Michelle Lentz who writes the My Wine Education blog. Besides being a fellow Cincinnati blogger, Michelle is also a dear friend of ours. We wanted to let you know about upcoming event that she and her family are hosting to raise money for a very important cause. Below is what Michelle posted recently about this event and we are re-printing it with her persmission. In addition to the wine items that Michelle mentions in her post, Hoperatives is going to be donating a basket of “better beer” items for the silent auction. We went last year and had a ball. We hope many of you will attend.

Carla and Tom

Step Right Up! Get Your Tickets Now!

It’s that time of year. Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd Annual Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit the Krystal Pepper Memorial Scholarship. We’ll be having the event on April 18, 6-10 pm.

The Scholarship, for first time readers, is in memory of my little sister, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 21 almost a year and a half ago. We established the scholarship to help elementary education majors at Thomas More, just like her. Krystal loved kids.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 over the course of the next two years. Last year we raised almost $10,000 through the first benefit and a wine tasting.

Just like last year, we’ve got some great wine gift baskets in the Silent Auction, including a basket from David & Jan Lazarus’s personal cellar, a beautiful French wine basket from The Party Source, wines from Kinkead Ridge, Hyde Park Wine & Spirits, and Harmony Hill. I hope to gather more wine donations as well before the benefit. There are also other goodies, including a free class at the Midwest Culinary Institute and a $25 gift card to the Summit, tickets to the Cincinnati Opera, tickets to the zoo and the museum centers, and more.

Last year I acquired a gorgeous necklace in the silent auction (Swarovski crystals shaped like a bunch of grapes) that everyone loves. Maybe you’ll find something equally wonderful this year. In addition to the pretty awesome silent auction, there is also a raffle that proved immensely popular last year.

Dinner is included in the cost, as is the cost of beer and wine. The benefit is being held again at The Briarwood Reception Hall in Hebron, KY. (That’s just out by the airport.)

I would love for my readers to show my family that you actually read my blog. Please come! You can purchase tickets online for $30 or at the door for $35. Your little ones, age 10 and under, are free.

Please tell everyone you know.
Thanks for your support.