Melcher and Prescott Insurance enjoying their Uncorked 2019 Blue Ribbon Wall of Wine Raffle prize sponsored by Wood & Clay of Gilford.

Generous supporters from across the state gathered last month for Lakes Region Uncorked, a fun charity-tasting event celebrating the best in local craft beverages and fine foods, benefiting the Lakes Region Community Services Foundation. Year after year, Lakes Region Uncorked has grown, raising more money than ever before!

“The generosity of the local Lakes Region community blows us away every year,” said Rebecca Bryant, LRCS President and CEO. “We were able to grow our sponsorship and donations thanks to 29 of our local community members and business. Because of their support, Uncorked 2019 brought in over $65,000 with a net income of over $51,000, which benefits the critical needs of LRCS’ programs and services. This year we were able to use the 2018 funds raised to host an educational retreat to enhance the quality of care our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) offer to the individuals supported by the LRCS.”

“Uncorked is a fun evening out for guests to network, relax and have a great time, commented Emily Ferrer, LRCS PR and Events Coordinator. “This year, as the event has grown, so has the attractions. Guests enjoyed sampling the finest craft beverages and specialty foods from 34 local vendors, taking their pictures with fun props at the selfie booth, bidding on unique silent auction items, having a private meal at the Celebrity Chef Presentation featuring Chef Kaylon Sweet of Osteria Poggio, winning a bottle of wine at the Blue Ribbon Raffle, and enjoying a delicious ‘Spirits and Sweets’ dessert pairing from Chef Zach Smith of Flag Hill Distillery & Winery. Uncorked is truly is a unique event and an evening to remember,” added Ferrer.

Mark your calendars for next year’s Lakes Region Uncorked on November 5th 2020!