Wine and bourbon tasting at local bar raises funds for lung cancer 5K

WILKES-BARRE — It’s not an uncommon sight to see individuals sampling whiskey and wine at Senunas’ Bar & Grill, however what made Sunday’s bar crowd totally different was the place their cash was going.The North Major Avenue bar performed host to a wine and bourbon tasting organized by Breathe Deep NEPA.The group is the native chapter of LUNGevity, a nationwide nonprofit group aiming to finish lung most cancers.Pauline Makowski is Breathe Deep NEPA’s occasion coordinator. She stated that Sunday’s occasion was a springboard of types to the group’s greatest occasion, the Breathe Deep NEPA 5K Stroll & Enjoyable Run.“The wine tasting is a fundraiser for the 5K,” she stated. “We have a few other fundraisers to try to appeal to a wide audience.”In response to Makowski, that is the second yr the wine and bourbon tasting has been used to lift funds for the run, now getting into its eighth yr.The occasion featured dwell music, a basket raffle and door prizes. And with a $20 admission ticket, attendees may pattern as a lot wine and bourbon as they appreciated.Whereas Makowski wasn’t positive how many individuals got here to the occasion, because the group didn’t pre-sell tickets, she did say it was an excellent turnout.“People seem to like it very much,” she stated. “I’m seeing a lot of repeat faces from last year’s event.”Wines and bourbons have been offered by Amy Niemkiewicz, senior gross sales govt for Nawrocki Imports.Niemkiewicz was available with wines from all around the world, together with apparent wine locales like France and California and fewer seemingly ones like South Africa. She stated the preferred product, although, was a blended drink fabricated from a melon mojito non-alcoholic wine and cucumber-flavored vodka.Seated on the bar have been Judy Betti and Jayne Mattern, of Wyoming and Dunmore respectively. The 2 stated they have been pleased to assist a trigger which means quite a bit to them.“We’re just here to support (Breathe Deep NEPA),” Betti stated. “We’ve been supporters for years; we do all the walks.”Mattern stated she was enormously happy by the ambiance in Senunas’.“For a college bar, it’s not at all what I expected,” she stated. “They put on a very nice event.”
A bourbon and wine tasting was held at Senunas’ Bar & Grill in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday to lift funds for Breathe Deep NEPA. Nina Evans reacts to a pattern of bourbon at a bourbon and wine tasting was held at Senunas’ Bar & Grill in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. Jim Powell checks out a wine throughout a fundraiser at Senunas’ Bar & Grill in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. Amy Niemkiewicz, senior gross sales govt for Nawrocki Imports, palms out a pattern of wine Sunday at Senunas Bar & Grill.

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