Kingston, NY The 4th Annual Wine & Dine was once more held at the Chateau in Kingston on February 24th. The evening, which pairs four delicious courses with fine wines, raised over $22,000.


“This year’s Wine & Dine once again had an amazing turn out. We are pleased that so many people joined us for this event,” said John McHugh, Executive Director of The Arc of Ulster-Greene. “Fundraising events such as the Wine & Dine is a great way to get out and have some fun, while at the same time supporting an organization such as ours and the future Arts Center here in Kingston.” 

Following the meal, a spirited live auction hosted by Bob Siracusano of Sawyer Motors in Saugerties was held, featuring a 5 course dinner for up to 12 people at their home cooked by Culinary Institute Chef, Jay Misasi, and which is also paired with wine by local wine expert Tim Sweeny from Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits. A 40 slot wooden wine rack filled with 3 cases of assorted wines, a case of wines from around the world, case of local spirits, and a set of three Game of Thrones wines.

A special raffle was held featuring two tickets to the Benedictine Health Foundation’s Sample, Sip & Savor event, Easter dinner for 4 at the Chateau, exclusive wines and several gift certificates to local eateries. Proceeds from the event went towards funding for the Cornell Creative Arts Center opening in 2019 on Cornell Street in Kingston.

A special Thank you to the Wine & Dine Chairman and auctioneer Bob Siracusano and wine sponsors Tim and Laurel Sweeney who devoted their time and resources to make this Wine & Dine a flawless event.

Pictured left to right:

John McHugh, Executive Director for The Arc of Ulster-Greene, Kathy Bonelli, Events Coordinator for The Arc of Ulster-Greene, John Faso, U.S. Congressman

Bob Siracusano, Sawyer Motors

Tim & Laurel Sweeney with family and friends

Photo credit to Maureen Chalmers


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