OK, you can wine (and beer, too)

By Geoff Lee

April 6, 2017 12:00 AM

"A nice chance to get out of the house" in support of Kinettes

Eat, drink and be merry.
That’s the prime function of the upcoming 5th annual Wine and Beer Tasting Night, presented by the Kinette Club of Lloydminster.
The party kicks off at the Lloydminster Kin Hall with a ladies night on April 28, followed by a regular tasting night for couples and singles on April 29.
“It’s just a nice evening to get out of the house and experience something different,” said Kinette member and spokesperson, Melinda Haggart.
“There’s a good variety of things going on in Lloydminster, but this is just one of those things that is kind of unique.”
Those who attend will get to sip six white wines or red wines or beers from two ounce glasses and have fun trying to identify each drink by its taste.
“We have prizes if you get them all right, or whoever gets the most right and stuff like that, so we do some fun prizes,” said Haggart
There will also be music and trivia games about wine and beer.
Haggart and Chantale Forcier are selling tickets at $30 each with only 75 tickets sold per evening to match the seating cap acity at the former Elks Hall.
Haggart can be contacted at 306-821-2474, and Forcier at cforcier@gmail.com.
Appetizers are included with the price of admission, and doors open at 7 p.m. both nights.
The theme of both evenings is “Hats and Gloves” with everyone encouraged to wear their favourite hat and gloves starting with ladies night.
“We’re hoping for some pretty fancy hats and some nice lacy gloves, and maybe some costumes to go around with it,” said Haggart
On the regular tasting night, guys can show up donning their sportiest caps while reaching for a drink with golf gloves and the like.
This year will be the second consecutive time for the ladies, as it was such a hit last year.
“We had a good turnout for it, so we are going to continue with it this year,” said Haggart, who noted the event is not a big fundraiser for the Kinettes.
“I think last year we made just over $1,500, so at this point, we haven’t identified any directions for the funds.”
Haggart said anytime something comes up in the community, having some money on hand allows them to “have a little bit of flexibility” to make that donation back.

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