LACONIA — The first Lakes Region Uncorked tasting event on November 2 was a huge success for Lakes Region Community Services thanks to the organizers and vendors who put in so much time and effort and the amazing sponsors and local supporters who participated.
"Launching a signature event like Uncorked can be a little scary for any organization," said Director of Development and Public Relations Joanne Piper Lang. "But we couldn't have asked for a better result. Uncorked was indeed a special celebration of the Lakes Region. The locally-crafted wines, mead, ciders and beers showcased at Uncorked are some of the best you will find anywhere in the country. We've received lots of very positive feedback. Everyone had a fabulous time learning how wines are made, appreciating how to taste the products while sampling delicious food."
Lakes Region Uncorked, featured 15 local producers of wine, mead, cider and beer, introducing guests to many high-quality, hand made products. People filled the Historic Belknap Mill as more than 170 tickets to the event were issued. The event also featured a well known NH wine educator and a silent auction with items donated by local businesses and artisans. Tours of the Mill were provided by docents and guests enjoyed the Mill's newly opened art gallery.
Because of the generous support of the event's Title Sponsor - Bank of New Hampshire and corporate sponsors – Curt's Caterers of Gilford, Franklin Savings Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, E & S Insurance and LPL Financial -- all ticket sales benefit the individuals, children and families of all ages who receive supports and services from LRCS.
According to LRCS Executive Director Christine Santaniello, Uncorked is well on its way to becoming a community tradition. "Uncorked brought together people from the Lakes Region community, businesses and nonprofit sectors to connect with friends and associates while supporting the Agency. There are lots of enthusiastic people looking forward to Uncorked 2014." The date for Lakes Region Uncorked 2014 has already been scheduled for November 1.