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Pallete to Palate event sees significant growth in 2012

03/23/2012

The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) saw significant growth in its event, Palette to Palate, a wine tasting and wine/art auction to benefit adults with developmental disabilities.

The second annual Palette to Palate, held on Saturday, March 3, at the Drury Broadview Hotel, drew 500 guests.  With attendance more than doubled from the first year proceeds also increased, with the event bringing in more than $82,000.  

“It was truly amazing to see the wonderful support from the community,” said Brenda Keeler, director of development, “Everyone had a great time!”

 The auction ranged from art donated by talented local artists, wine from private local collectors, as well as other items, including an autographed WSU Men’s Basketball Team and a trip to Napa Valley with exclusive tours of Rudd Estate and Futo Winery.  

The wine tasting, sponsored by Standard Beverage Corporation, included eight different tasting stations.  Vendors such as Larkspur Bistro & Bar, The Hyatt Regency, Corporate Caterers, Newport Grill, Cero’s, Velvet Cream Bakery, Bocconcini Italian Eatery, and Luca Italian Kitchen were all featured in the tasting.                    

The organization is already planning for next year and hopes to make this a signature Wichita event.

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