BACC Awards Nearly $7,000 in Charitable Donations from 2017 Uncork Barrington Event
“We are delighted to award these worthwhile organizations donations directly from the proceeds of Uncork Barrington,” said BACC President/CEO Suzanne Corr. “The Chamber is very thankful to all who attended, sponsored, and supported Uncork to make these donations possible!”
More than 900 people attended Uncork Barrington on July 7, 2017, to enjoy an evening of wine, food, and live entertainment in support of these local charities. Admission included access to over 50 wines, 20 one oz. tasting pours, a souvenir wine glass, a Passport Event Guide, and complimentary nibbles.
Sponsors for the event included: Angel Water, Inc., Bath Planet, Christina Currie Events, Inc., Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp-Dan Krucek, GK Development, Inc., Heinen’s Grocery Store, Ignite Payments, Authorized Partner of First Data; Krumwiede Roofing & Exteriors, Lori Rowe/Coldwell Banker, Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC, Meetinghouse, Quintessential Media Group, Shakou Barrington, and Travelex International.
An assortment of unique wines and delicious food samples were provided by local vendors including: Big Iron Horse Barbecue, Bliss Wine & Gifts, Cook Street Coffee, Francesca Famiglia, Garfields Beverage Warehouse, Heinen’s Fine Foods, Incontro A Tavola, Kooker’s, Mandile’s Italian Ristorante & Banquets, McGonigal’s Pub, Neoteca, Inc., On Occasion Catering & Events, Pinstripes, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Heart of Europe Café, True Cuisine Catering, UnWined of Long Grove, Vin Chicago, Wild Asparagus, and Wines for Humanity.
2017 Uncork Barrington was co-hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) and Barrington Village Association. For more information go to www.UncorkBarrington.com. The 2018 Uncork Barrington event will be held on July 6.
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce presented donations from the proceeds of 2017 Uncork Barrington to six local charities at its monthly board meeting on September 28. Those in attendance for the presentation were (l-r): Suzanne Corr (Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce), Kimberly Priola (Barrington Children's Choir), Joyce Palmquist (Barrington Area Council on Aging), Christopher Campbell (CareerPlace), and Rita Rippentrop (Barrington Youth & Family Services). Barrington Area United Way and Samaritan Counseling Center also received donations from the event.