4th Annual Wine and Food Tasting a SuccessThe Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise celebrated the Fourth Annual Amelia Island International Wine & Food Tasting on March 5th with 300 guests at the Coastal Aviation Hangar at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. The club partnered with volunteers and attendees of the Friends of The Library, this year’s beneficiary.

A Taste of Wine by Steve, located at 4924 First Coast Highway, sponsored the wine for the event. Steve and Donna Raszkin (pictured) hand picked the wonderful wines, and hosted the first ever Amelia Island International Wine Judging that was a highlight at the wine event. Please visit Steve to purchase the award winning wines.

Attendees were able to taste the delectible bites prepared by The Crab Trap, CafĂ© Karibo, The Golf Club at North Hampton, Horizons, Four Seasons Bistro, Nana Teresa’s Bake Shop, La Mancha, Ocean Club, Publix Aprons Event Planning & Cooking School, Sliders Seaside Grill, and Tres Leches Eatery while listening to the big band sounds of Crescendo Amelia and considering their purchases in the live and silent auctions. Guests were also spirited with tastes of kraft brew by Amelia Tavern and the famous pirates punch by the Palace Saloon.

Sponsors included: Platinum: First Coast Community Bank, and Florida Public Utilities, Gold: Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Bijoux Amelia, Silver: CBC National Bank, David Dully, Island Inspections, and Rick Keffer, Bronze: The Diamond Market, Greg Mattheus & Pam Field, Bosland Family Foundation, Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball Attorneys at Law, Christal L. Fish, Esquire, Tony Camarce, Norm and Mary Ellen Ledwin, Bobby and Carol Ferreira, and Springer Controls Company, and Berkshire Hathaway.

The Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Friday morning at 7:30AM at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about Rotary meetings or events, please contact president, Cindy Jackson, at bijouxamelia@comcast.net.

Submitted by Deb Cottle