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NEW VENUE FOR 2014 SOLANO WINE & FOOD JUBILEE
The 27th Annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is moving!
After several years at the Nut Tree Complex in Vacaville, the 2014 gala will be held at the newly opened Specialty Event Center in Fairfield, on April 25, 2014. The facility, located at 300 Chadbourne Road, is large enough to easily accommodate the Jubilee’s 2,000-plus ticketholders, the more than 120 wine, brew and food vendors, an array of silent auction tables, a special VIP area and, for those fans of The Time Bandits, an expanded dance floor.
The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, organized by NorthBay Healthcare Foundation to support the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, has become the biggest and most popular fund-raising event in Solano County. Over the past 26 years this sell-out gala has raised almost $3 million, enabling NorthBay to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care for the terminally ill, regardless of their ability to pay. With this support, these patients – and their families – are able to live their final days as peacefully and as comfortably as possible.
Open That Bottle Night, a precursor to the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, will also be moving to a new venue. The invitation-only evening for the Jubilee’s $1,250-and-above sponsors will be held on February 8 at the Theatre DeVille on Main Street in Vacaville.
Organizers also plan to offer a limited number of “VIP Table for Eight” packages for Jubilee night again this year. These VIP tables include many of the benefits afforded VIP ticket-holders – early admittance, special treats on arrival, and access to the “VIP Lounge” – for $1,500. Please call 646-3133 to secure one of these highly popular table packages.
Sponsorship opportunities are being arranged now. For the minimum donation of $1,250 -- and up to $20,000 and above -- a sponsor will not only receive invitations to Open That Bottle Night, but early entrance to the Jubilee, beginning at 5:30 p.m.,an invitation to a private reception at the event, hotel accommodations, and limousine service.
Solano Wine & Food Jubilee’s Presenting Sponsors for 2013 were Momentum Auto Group, Patt& Al Shaw, Dr. Lee Freeman, Gold's Gym, and the Nut Tree.
The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, a black tie-optional affair (denim discouraged), gets under way April 25, 2014 at the Specialty Event Center, 300 Chadbourne Road in Fairfield, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for general admission. Tickets, for those ages 21 and over, must be purchased in advance and are $75 each before February 1, 2014, and $100 after that, if still available. To purchase tickets, call (707) 646-3133, or go online at www.wineandfoodjubilee.org.
Jubilee RAFFLE WINNERS 2013!
Here is a list of the lucky Wine & Food Jubilee winners!:
Nut Tree Shopping Spree: Ian Bolnik
Grand Prize: Amelia Carson
$2,500: Noreen O’Regan
$1,000: Kristin Vandergraaf
Emily Della Zoppa
Jim & Mayrene Bates
Local Auto Dealer Group Donates Car to Jubilee Raffle
Someone is going to be the lucky owner of a brand-new car, just by spending as little as $50. That's really all it takes to be the grand prize winner in this year's 2013 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee Raffle. Momentum Auto Group, a collection of 16 Fairfield-based auto dealerships, has agreed to donate a vehicle as the Jubilee Raffle’s Grand Prize. The winner will be able to choose one of three models – a Toyota Camry, a Hyundai Sonata, or a Volkswagen Passat -- valued up to $25,000, according to Rahim Hassanally, president of Momentum Auto Group.
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date set for 26th Annual solano wine & food jubilee
The 2013 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee marks its 26th year when the event returns to the Nut Tree Complex in Vacaville on April 19, 2013.
The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, organized by NorthBay Healthcare Foundation to support the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, has become the biggest and most popular fund-raising event in Solano County. Over the past 25 years this sell-out gala has raised more than $2.8 million, enabling NorthBay to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care for the terminally ill, regardless of their ability to pay. With this support, these patients – and their families – are able to live their final days as peacefully and as comfortably as possible.
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Popular Fundraiser for NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement Programs
Over the years, the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, as the primary fundraiser for the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, has become the one party few want to miss. The
first Jubilee was a small wine and cheese party held in the social hall of a local church. Now, 26 years later, Solano County’s biggest fund-raising gala has outgrown every building in the county, and must now be held in the biggest tent available.
Despite its popularity and growth, one thing has not changed: The event’s primary purpose is to raise funds that will benefit the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement. Hospice care elevates the quality of life by relieving pain and symptoms and by providing compassionate support. With an emphasis on caring for the individual, rather than curing a disease, hospice care maintains a patient's comfort while also tending to the needs of the patient's family and friends. NorthBay Hospice provides its services to all, regardless of their ability to pay, and includes access to an integrated program of physical, emotional and spiritual care for the terminally ill.
For 2013, the Jubilee will continue to feature the food and drink of the area’s finest wineries, breweries and restaurants. More than 120 of these vendors will plate their signature dishes and pour special beverages for a crowd of about 2,000 Jubilee celebrants. Also included in the evening's festivities is a silent auction, an evening of desserts and dancing to The Time Bandits, one of the area's most popular bands, and a raffle.
Don’t miss out on the 2013 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, sure to be another sell-out success! Get your tickets today!