2019 Wine And Whimsy

Soroptimist International of Calaveras County (SICC) held a Comedy Night Fundraiser on March 9, 2019. Wine & Whimsy – an evening of laughter, friendship and wine! The Music Room at Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA. was the venue.

Two fine, well-respected comedians spearheaded comedy night. Opening our evening was Cecile Kaiser, Comedian, Illusionist and Speaker. A hometown girl, Cecile resides in Arnold. Her act included magic, slight of hand and hilarious interaction with male guests.

Michael Mancini, our headliner, is a 30-year veteran of comedy and a police officer for over fifteen years. He has performed for comedy clubs and law enforcement agencies all over the US and Canada. As SICC focused the evening on first responders from our area, his humor and unusual sound effects were well received and the room rang with laughter.

Full to over-flowing raffle tables greeted our guests as they entered the Music Room. A unique wine cork pull allowed everyone who bought a ticket to take home a prize. Numerous bottles wine, liquor, champagne, candy, baskets of goodies, more wine and so much more filled the raffle tables.

Over 120 attendees enjoyed delicious finger foods, champagne, a photo booth,quilt raffle and more – as well as the raffle tables. None of this would have been possible without the months of hard work and planning by our Soroptimist members. A round of applause to our members, friends and husbands.

Our most sincere gratitude and thanks go to our generous sponsors: Dignity Health Mark Twain Medical Center, Roberta Bean, Mike & Julie Cantrall, Calaveras Lumber, Sierra Hills Market, Signal Service, Stelte Construction Company, Bank of Stockton, Black Oak Casino, Christian Family Learning Center, Denly Consulting and Gold Electric.

Local businesses making in-kind donations were invaluable to the success of this event. Those included: The Abernathy Company, Angels Camp Business Association, Black Sheep Winery, Destination Angels Camp, Foothill Printing, Hovey Winery, Lavender Ridge Winery, Locke Vineyards, Murphys Hotel, Newsome Harlow Winery, Objects by Wood – by Dick Bradford, Sierra Embroidery Works and Sierra Nevada Outfitters. Thanks to all!

SICC is very pleased with the success of this “first-time” comedy night fundraiser. Stay tuned for information about our 2020 Comedy Night event!

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