Evening of Fine Wine Tickets on Sale

Manchester, Connecticut - (February 12, 2014)… Tickets are on sale for the 22nd annual Evening of Fine Wines to be held on Friday, April 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year’s presenting sponsor is Kelser Corporation.

Enjoy an elegant evening out while supporting a worthy cause. The evening will include silent and live auction items featuring wines, champagnes, once-in-a-lifetime trips, weekend getaways, original works of art, golf, restaurant gift cards, and more.

Wine and spirits from Connecticut and around the globe will be featured at more than 25 tasting tables. Each guest will receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass for sampling the wine. Elegant hors d’oeuvres and desserts, prepared by MCC award-winning Culinary Arts students, will be served throughout the evening.

This year's event will be extra special as we also celebrate the 50th birthday of Manchester Community College. Guests will enjoy dancing and other festivities as part of the celebration.

Tickets are $85 per person and advance purchase is recommended. A group rate is available when purchasing six tickets or more for a savings of $10 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.MCCgiving.org. For more information, call 860-512-2922 or visit the wine auction website at www.MCCgiving.org

Funds from Evening of Fine Wines support student scholarships and academic programming at MCC. Contributions to Evening of Fine Wines directly benefit hundreds of deserving students who need financial assistance to pursue and reach their educational goals. For sponsorship and ticket information, and to learn more about this event, visit http://www.manchestercc.edu/wine.

Established in 1968, the MCC Foundation secures funding for student scholarships, programs and equipment to aid the college in achieving its mission. Events such as Evening of Fine Wines, which celebrated a record-breaking year in 2013, net more than $100,000 annually for student scholarships and college programs.

The MCC Foundation gives hundreds of deserving students the opportunity to achieve their academic dreams through the scholarship program, awarding approximately $200,000 to 200 students each year. In addition, the Foundation supports college programs like culinary arts with over $50,000 in funding.

About Kelser Corporation
For more than 30 years, Kelser has played an active role in a number of charities locally, throughout America, and across the globe. In 2011 the Kelser Foundation was established to further the American spirit of giving. Through the generosity and tireless efforts of Kelser employees, families and friends, philanthropy has become more than an initiative — it is a way of life. Kelser is headquartered in East Hartford, CT. To learn more about the Foundation, visit http://www.kelsercorp.com/foundation/

About Manchester Community College and the Manchester Community College Foundation
The Manchester Community College Foundation, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Connecticut corporation. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors, composed of business and community leaders. Its board meets bi-monthly and lends it expertise to the operations of the Foundation and the college’s Institutional Advancement Division.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. The main, park-like campus, which is easily accessible from I-84, is also the home of Great Path Academy, a middle college high school, serving grades 9-12. The college’s second location, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, opened in downtown Manchester in 2012. MCC takes pride in the quality of programs and the many ways it has helped students, families, businesses and community grow over the past five decades. Fifty Years Together. For Learning. For Life.

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News Item Posted On: February 12, 2014
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928