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Bacchus and Brew: Beer, Wine and a Worthy Cause


“Bacchus & Brew is a well established and entertaining event with something for everyone,” said Keenon Krick, who co-chairs the event with Gary Boudreaux. “Every year we have a terrific mix of approximately 20 wineries and ten breweries from all over the Central Valley that bring some of their best beverages for patrons to sample.”

Local restaurants also serve some of their finest dishes under the watchful eye of master chef Hank Olson, culinary arts instructor at the Modesto Institute of Technology, who has been catering Bacchus and Brew for nearly ten years. “The event also includes excellent local entertainment to keep the energy flowing and interest high throughout the whole celebration,” Krick adds.

Bacchus and Brew tickets are $25 per person; $15 of each ticket is tax deductible. All tasting and sampling is included in the cost of a ticket, plus each ticket holder will receive a commemorative beer or wine glass.

There’s also the opportunity to win some amazing raffle and live silent auction items that include a variety of destination vacations. Raffle tickets are three for $5, ten for $10, or an arm’s length for $20.

All proceeds from the event benefit Modesto Sunrise Rotary Foundation and are used to support a variety of local and international service projects like Saturday Morning Breakfast at the Salvation Army, international wheelchair distribution projects, Delta Blood Bank drives, and dictionary distribution to third grades at most Modesto schools.

Bacchus and Brew runs from 6 to 9 p.m. March 7 at the SOS Club, 819 Sunset Ave., Modesto. All attendees must be age 21 or older.

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