Posted by Pierre Chateauvert on Oct 30, 2017
Rotary Gives Thanks to All Who Helped at the 2017 Wine & Cheese Event
Letter to the Editor sent by Event Chair, Pierre Chateauvert- 
Oct. 30, 2017
Dear Editor,
The Rotary Club of St. Marys held its 6th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting at the Pyramid Centre on Oct. 28, 2017, from 7 to 11 p.m.  Rotary thanks these local cheese makers and vendors for their generous contributions:  Shepherd’s Gourmet Dairy with their selection of feta cheeses; C’est Bon Cheese, George Taylor’s excellent goat cheese; Stone Town Artisan Cheese - Swiss cheeses made by the Weber Family.  Towne and Country Cheese Shoppe donated the blue cheese and provided the gruyere and a 4 yr. old cheddar.  As well, McDonald’s Independent generously donated cheese and fruit trays, and baguette.   Special thanks to Steam Whistle beer, Vineland Estates Winery and Maelstrom Winery for their participation, to Nelda Oliver for taking pictures, to Randy Barber of RVS Exhibitional Draperies and Rotarian Lucie Stephens for transforming our venue.
For the first time, we welcomed local artists for a show and sale.  They did not disappoint as their work was unique and beautiful.  Thank you to the artists:  Lisa Gerber/Plancke, Rene Knight, Peter Rice, Cameron Porteous, and Bonnie Richardson.
 These downtown merchants helped with ticket sales:  Carpe Vinum, St. Marys Wines, M and M Variety, Hubbard Pharmacy and Towne and Country Cheese Shoppe.
Many others donated items for our silent auction and we thank you. 
Wonderful entertainment was provided by local musicians:  The Stonetown Minstrels (Mary Starnaman and Marci Bremner), Stephanie Martin and Kim Anderka.  Thank you!
Finally, a huge thank you goes out to everyone who attended and made the evening a success.  All proceeds go back to our community through the many projects that our club sponsors.
Yours in Rotary,
Pierre Chateauvert, Chair, Rotary Wine and Cheese Committee
Doug Fread, Doug Goudy, Lucie Stephens, Bruce Radford