Cape Gazette

KINfolk raises money with wine tasting and auction

By Dan Cook | Jul 25, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook KINfolk volunteer Cheryl Blackman sells a 2014 raffle ticket to Bob Kaplan during the wine tasting at the Cordrey Center. Blackman has raised over $100,000 to help KINfolk purchase laptop computers for children to keep in touch with teachers or family as they are recovering from their illness.

The ninth annual KINfolk Wine Tasting and Art Auction was held at the Cordrey Center at East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro July 16 to raise funds to provide laptop computers and internet access to children with serious challenges. KINfolk was founded by  then-Attorney General Jane Brady in 1999, and has served over 85,000 children in 31 states since its founding.

A silent auction was held along with the wine tasting and with a special live auction of fine art donated by artist around the area and auctioned off by celebrity auctioneer Dave Wilson.

Restaurants that contributed to the event were 1776 Steakhouse, Annabella's Italian Restaurant, Big Fish Market, Edible Arrangements, Bethany Blues, Creative Crumbs, The Cultured Pearl, Delaware Distilling Company, Frank & Louies Italian Specialities, Summer House, Lazy Susan's, Bob Evans, Touch of Italy, The Point Coffee House, J D Shuckers, Mariachi's, Go Fish, Rehoboth Ale House, The Starboard, Fractured Prune, Dos Locos and The Greene Turtle.

The wine selection was from Teller Wines.

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KINfolk founder Jane Brady poses with the celebrity sommeliers during the ninth annual wine tasting. Shown are (l-r) Tony Mongello, Brady, Kevin Fleming, and Becky and Marvin Carney. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Posing for the camera during the KINfolk winetasting are (l-r) Dawn Godfrey, Shirley Bennett, and Valery and Rick Cordrey. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Susan Draper bids on items during the silent auction at the KINfolk wine tasting. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Charlene Spangler and Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Milton, are ready to jump ball at the KINfolk live auction. The ball was autographed by 12 members of the Philadelphia 76ers and it brought nearly $200 during the auction. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
KINfolk volunteer Teresa Fazzalaro sells a 50/50 ticket to Lynda Messick, president of Community Bank. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
KINfolk founder Jane Brady poses with two of her school mates Praserta Sanchez, left, and Joy Fischer, right. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kathleen McNamara has been event chair for the KINfolk Annual Wine Tasting & Art Auction held in Sussex County since 2006 and was presented with a bouquet from founder Jane Brady. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
KINfolk founder Jane Brady welcomes the crowd to the annual event and praises the volunteers and staff. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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