Cape Gazette

25th Nouveau Beaujolais fundraiser for Red Cross hosted at Irish Eyes

Dec 16, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

The 25th Annual Nouveau Beaujolais Wine Tasting fundraiser for the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula was held Dec. 3 at Irish Eyes in Lewes.

Sponsored by Community Bank Delaware, this popular local event featured wine tasting of the 2013 Nouveau Beaujolais by Atlantic Liquors, food, entertainment, 200 silent auction items and a live auction with celebrity auctioneers.

Shown at the event are (l-r) Event Chair Lynda Messick, Honorary Chair Ronnie Kiernan and Event Coordinator Shannon McGinn.


Shown at the event are Red Cross volunteers (l-r) Elayne Cannarozi, Richard and Charlotte Duffy, and American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula CEO Patrick Delaney. American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula sent 132 volunteers to New York and New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy last year. The Duffys staffed a shelter in Milford during the storm. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Jim Lugullo, left, shares a moment with Irish Eyes owner Tom Jones. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Milton, chats with (l-r) Lewes Councilman Ted Becker and Butch Archer on the food deck. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula Chief Development Officer Glen Barnhill Jr., left, and Community Bank’s Patricia Portillo, and Red Cross’s Major Gift Officer Bob Rhodunda take a break for a photo. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Michelle Archer checks the contents of a kitchen basket at one of the silent auction tables. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
June Rose Futcher and her daughter J.R. Futcher enjoy the event together. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Two hundred silent auction items donated by local businesses helped raise funds for the Red Cross. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Atlantic Liquors, Vintage Imports and United Distributors supplied the 2013 Nouveau Beaujolais and complimentary wineglasses at the event. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Event sponsor Community Bank Delaware Chairman of the Board Alex Pires talks with folks from the Fourever Event and Planning Company, who helped organize the event. Shown are (l-r) Allison West, Stefanie Riddle, Pires and Kristen Low. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Ronnie and Jim Kiernan were honored for their 25 years of organizing the Nouveau Beaujolais fundraiser for the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula. Over those years, they have helped raise more than $1 million for the Red Cross. Shown are (l-r) Ronnie and Jim Kiernan and Event Chair Lynda Messick. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Celebrity auctioneer Lewes Mayor Jim Ford auctions off one of the many live auction items while the other celebrity auctioneers wait for their opportunity. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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