United Way wine event hits another record

In this provided photo, Ray and Karen Brunet hold a cheque with their two daughters, showing off the proceeds from the 7th Annual Holiday Wine and Gourmet Tastings event at Nav Center on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (United Way of SD&G via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – A signature social event for the United Way of SD&G has brought in another eye-popping total.

The 7th Annual Holiday Wine and Gourmet Tastings Event on Saturday at Nav Center raised $73,000 for the community.

Guests sampled wine, beer and cider, had some munchies and took part in silent and live auctions.

“I am so proud of what our wine committee did for our community during this one night. I am so proud to be part of this extremely generous community that came out and supported our event,“ Executive Director Juliette Labossiere said.

With the exception of last year (no total was disclosed) this is the largest fundraising total since 2015.