The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


February 19, 2014

Tri Kappa hosts Wine Fest

Wine tasting, appetizers, silent auction available at fundraising event

ANDERSON -- Tri Kappa of Anderson is wining and dining people this weekend.

The philanthropic sorority is hosting Winter Wine Fest from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Toscana Event Centre, 1314 Broadway. Guests will sample wine and food and can place bids in a silent auction.

Kaylee Vida, chairperson of the committee planning the wine tasting, said two red wines, two white wines and one dessert wine will be available to sample. Tickets cost $25 per person.

Caterer Larry Peck is preparing five dishes for the fundraising event. To plan for the event, he sampled wine with members of Tri Kappa and then narrowed the list to pair with appetizers.

“I think a good rule of thumb is whites with seafood and lighter menus, and then reds and heavier things,” he said.

Some of the items up for auction at the event go along with the sorority’s focus on arts and culture.

Vida said tickets to the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, the Anderson Young Ballet Theatre’s upcoming production of “Cinderella” and various other events around town will be up for bid. Many of the tickets will be paired with restaurant deals. A timeshare for a week at a condo in Orlando, Fla., is also up for grabs.

The sorority tries to think of fun events throughout the year to raise money, and has even done a zumbathon for the spring fundraiser before, Vida said. This year someone on the committee came up with a wine tasting and the idea took off.

Money from ticket sales and the auction will go toward scholarships to three graduating seniors this year. Some of the funds will also go toward this year’s spotlight charities, the Madison County Humane Society and Sister 2 Sister Ministries.

Tri Kappa president Laura Beeler said the sorority has done everything from selling flowers to Easter eggs, and sorority members seem to be excited about the new idea.

Text Only
  • Band Day schedule Four high school bands from Madison County will compete in the Music Travel Consultants Band Day set for Aug. 2 at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair.

    July 30, 2014

  • NWS - HB0730 - frankton band day - 2 Frankton embraces challenges, advantages to starting Band Day James Handshoe is trying to clear away all the distractions.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • FEA HB0730 Gordon Brooks Berky strives to unite community through the arts His theater was originally going to be a place where he could perform when he’s not on tour, but then actor and mask maker Doug Berky had a bigger idea: Unite the community through entertainment.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0730 - NeverTooLate Portwood tells story of struggles in 'Never Too Late' Former TV personality Amber Portwood, who spent 17 months in prison, unveiled the cover of her forthcoming book, "Never Too Late," this week. The publication date is Aug. 26.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop

    The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

    July 29, 2014

  • Markleville Jamboree begins July 31 Is your baby the prettiest? Does your pet do amazing tricks? Do you bake, sew, craft? Do you like tractors? If any of this sounds like you, you're invited to join in the contests at the Markleville Jamboree.

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS - HB0728 - Colts Camp - 006 Armed Forces Day at Colts camp pairs Girl Scout cookies with veterans

    Pair Girl Scouts and their world-famous cookies with Armed Forces Day at Indianapolis Colts training camp, and you've got a winning combination. Operation: Cookie Drop, as it's called, is a program where customers buy boxes of cookies for delivery to active and retired military throughout central Indiana.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA-HB0727-MCWinery-JC6.JPG Having a wine time

    Cathy Hensley’s never been much of a drinker. It wasn’t something that interested her very much, so it seemed unfathomable that she would ever run a winery. But after her son Eric offered her and her husband, Duke, some wine he made, it changed things.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA - HB0726 - Naturalist Day Camp - JC 5 Mounds camps offer outdoor fun "Can toads go in the pool?" It's one of the many questions Douglass and other interpretive naturalists received during Naturalists Day Camp, the second of three day camps Mounds Park is offering this summer.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_8125.JPG Auction teaches in business, farming

    After 10 years of 4-H, saying goodbye to his animals has become a simple matter for McKennon Heald. But he said he wouldn't be surprised to see some tears from some of the younger participants. He's been there.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos