'A Sweet Affair' Replaces Rotary's Annual Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser

In an attempt to reinvigorate its fundraising efforts, the Richfield Rotary Club is going with a new fundraiser this upcoming year.

Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Rotary Club press release.

For nearly 20 years, Richfield Residents and their friends have enjoyed the Rotary Club of Richfield sponsored annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting and Silent Auction.

This year the Rotary Club is planning a fundraising dinner on Friday, Feb. 15, called "A Sweet Affair," which will be held at the Embassy Suites Airport on 34th Avenue and I-494. A Sweet Affair will replace the Wine and Chocolate Tasting, but the proceeds will still go to benefit local and international non-profit organizations.

Rotary members are hoping that folks will view "A Sweet Affair" as something special to do around Valentine's Day, while at the same time supporting the community. The three-course dinner, accompanied by wine selections, will be prepared under the direction of Embassy Suites' Executive Chef Peter Christiansen. The event will also include a silent and live auction, along with the Rotary Club's signature, "Wall of Wine" Raffle. 

The Richfield High School Music Boosters have been invited to partner with the Richfield Rotary in event planning and preparations, and RHS student vocalists and members of the jazz band will perform at the event. A portion of the event proceeds will go to the Music Boosters to help support the RHS vocal and instrumental music programs.  The remaining funds will be used to fund grants to support local and international programs and activities. 

The Richfield Rotary is hopeful that "A Sweet Affair" will become a successful annual event and a worthy successor to the Wine and Chocolate Tasting. For more information about Richfield Rotary, please check out our web site at richfieldrotary.org or visit us at our regular Thursday morning 7:30am breakfast at Champp's in Richfield. 


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