Second annual wine and cheese night to benefit hospital foundation
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
Clinton’s second annual wine and cheese tasting is set for Feb. 21 featuring plenty of music, entertainment and, of course, local wine and cheese.
Central Huron Community Improvement Co-ordinator Angela Smith created the event last year to much acclaim, selling it out in its first year.
This year’s event will be held in the upper hall of the Central Huron municipal office and all proceeds will benefit the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation.
Showing off the municipality’s best producers, the wine will come from Maelstrom Winery and the cheese will come from the Van Dorp family’s Blyth Farm Cheese. Music will be provided by the jazz bands from both Central Huron Secondary School and St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School and there will also be salsa dancing by Les Cook and Anne Elliott of Blyth East Side Dance, as well as other local dance enthusiasts.
Tickets are $25 per person and include eight samples.
Smith says she hoped to keep the tradition of the event this year, but also wanted to change it up enough so it was different than the first year, opting for the dancers this year instead of the art exhibit.
Her inspiration for the event in 2018, she said, was to provide locals with a chance to dress up (smart casual attire is recommended) for an elegant night out on the town, a little different from a traditional Huron County night out. The results, selling out last year’s event, suggest that Smith found what she was looking for with the wine and cheese tasting.
She says she’s happy to bring jazz bands from both local high schools out to the event and showcase local talent. Last year there was an art show, in addition to a performance by one of the high school bands.
Tickets are available at the Central Huron municipal office or online at eventbrite.ca. Contact Smith at 519-476-5922 for more details.