Winter Wine

March 2019 View more

On Saturday, January 19, Inside Out Club DuPage hosted its “Winter Wine & Chocolate” fundraiser at Continental Audi in Naperville. Guests sampled wines, hors d’oeuvres, signature chocolate martinis, and a delicious array of chocolates from the Craftsman by Two Brothers. The event also included a silent auction featuring Cubs tickets, car detailing packages, and restaurant certificates. Photo displays at the tables highlighted different aspects of the program, enabling guests to see the positive impact of their donations.

Executive Director Marion Ruthig enjoys holding the fundraiser in unique venues. “This is the first year hosting the event at Continental Audi. I love somewhere with a unique and fun vibe,” she says. “Our goal is to keep ticket prices low, so as many people as possible can attend. The relaxed atmosphere enables people to have a great time, while mingling and learning more about the program.”

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Photos by Marty Hammond, Marion Ruthig, and Rebecca Gadomski