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Grapes & Hops event owes thanks to many donors
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Editor, Ceres Courier,

On Friday, April 5, Soroptimist of Ceres held its second annual Grapes & Hops event at the River Oaks Golf Course event center. 

Thirteen wine and beer vendors were represented, including local businesses Bronco Wine Company, Berryhill Family Vineyards, E&J Gallo Winery, and Blaker Brewing.  Appetizers from Escalon’s Cucina Pazza were served, and there were several raffles for guests to participate in.

SI of Ceres would like to thank the following donors and volunteers for their efforts and support of the event:  Bill and Trianna Berryhill from Berryhill Family Vineyards, Bronco Wine Company, E&J Gallo Winery, Blaker Brewing, Dust Bowl Brewing Company, Jennifer Ambrosino from Epic Wines & Spirits, McCay Cellars, Riley’s Brewing Company, Delicato Family Vineyards, Lucca Winery, Shane Parson, Phil de la Porte, Joe Cucinella, Scott and Jennifer Smith, Dan and Debbie Davis, Phil and Alicia Yori, George and Kyndall Borden, Richard Wagner, Iliana Bain, Cindy Meyers, Elizabeth and Tim McCuistion, Jaime & Jennifer Rangel, Channce Condit, Nick Stokman, Eric Ingwerson, Lourdes Perez, Classic Wine & Vinegar, Steve & Arlene Vilas, Randy Moore, Jarrod Sitton, Charlie and Candy Fernandes, and Gloria Hall from River Oaks. 

Proceeds from the event will support the Soroptimist of Ceres club efforts, which include the Soroptimists Empowering Teens (SET) workshops held at the three Ceres Unified junior high schools, the Dream It, Be It workshop for high school girls, scholarships for graduating seniors, and other community service projects.

Amy Peterman,


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