RAMP Wine & Beer Tasting with Silent Auction at Prairie Street Brewhouse May 29

Staff Report

RAMP’s annual Wine & Beer Tasting with Silent Auction will be at Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St., downtown Rockford, from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 29. The event will be held right before Prairie Street Brewhouse’s Dinner on the Dock.

Proceeds from the event will benefit RAMP’s services and advocacy for people with disabilities.

Admission is $18 per person in advance at www.stayclassy.org/rampwine or $20 per person at the door.

RAMP’s No Limits Raffle will be held the night of the wine tasting — you do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets can be purchased at www.stayclassy.org/rampraffle.

The evening will include the following:

  • Wine tasting with more than 40 wines from around the world provided by Wirtz Beverage & Southern Wine & Spirits;
  • Hors d’oeuvres provided by Machine Shed;
  • Cheese tasting from The Cheese People of Beloit, Wis.;
  • Olive oil and spice tasting by The Olive Oil Experience and Spice Galleria;
  • Dessert tasting by Mary’s Market;
  • Silent auction;
  • Door prizes;
  • Jitterbug events DJ; and
  • Head to Dinner on the Dock after the wine tasting for live music outside.

Contact RAMP Development Director Amy Morris at (815) 968-7467 or amorris@rampcil.org for more details.

RAMP is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that is a passionate partner for people with disabilities desiring to live a useful and rewarding life. RAMP empowers people with disabilities to realize there are no limits to what they can do. This is accomplished by assisting them to live independently, make changes in their lives, seek peer support, obtain resources and remove barriers that threaten their dreams of independence.

RAMP advocates the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for people with disabilities while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access.

RAMP advocates for and serves people with disabilities out of four offices in Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago counties. RAMP is a United Way Member Agency.

From the May 14-20, 2014, issue

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