‘Wine and Dine’ with Folsom RotaryBy: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
Join the Folsom Rotary Club for their second annual Wine and Dine event with some of the top restaurants in Folsom and wineries from the foothills.
With an approximate of 450 guests, now is the time to purchase tickets as the event will sell out quickly, said Bob Mutchler, board member of rotary.
“This event is a 100 percent tax write off and guests will be donating and contributing to the betterment of the Folsom community,” he said. “This is a social event, so people will be able to come and mingle with friends or make new ones. Guests will also get the opportunity to sample some awesome food as well as taste much higher quality wine than you would expect at a wine tasting event.”
Some of the restaurants around Folsom participating include Sutter Street Taqueria, Marly and Moo, Visconti’s, Firehouse Subs, Chicago Fire, The River Thai and more.
Also during the event there will be a silent auction as well as a raffle.
“The items for the auction are amazing,” Mutchler said. “It will give people the opportunity to go home with some really fun stuff such as meal certificates, store products, wine and various other items that are definitely of interest.”
On top of the variety of silent auction items, Steven Long, owner of Le Charenton, donated six cases of high end wines as well as four bottles of high end champagne, Mutchler said. Guests will also be able to wine a case or two if they are lucky. Tickets for this raffle start at $20.
Mutchler couldn't stress more how important the VIP special event will be before the general event.
“Le Charenton will be hosting the VIP event which is going to be an hour before the ticketed event,” he said. “There will be an oyster bar, poke bar and the chef will will be cooking something special on site. There will also be some high quality wine in the VIP section as well.”
VIP members will also have their own check out line for picking up auction and raffle prizes.
This large and extravagant fundraiser helps fund community service projects rotary provides around Folsom such as planting along the American River, fixing park benches and helping members of the community in need.
Mutchler mentioned that each year the Folsom Rotary Club also gives a $20 dictionary to every third grader in Folsom.
The event will have live jazz guitar music by Jerry Allaway.
“Last year was a lot of fun and this year we are expecting to have all of the minor bugs worked out,” he said. “It will be a fun event.”
Mutchler said tickets can also be purchased through any of the 83 rotary members who live in Folsom.
Know and Go:
When: 4:30 p.m. for VIP; 5:30 p.m. for general admission, ending at 8:30 p.m., on May 21
Where: Folsom Community Center; 52 Natoma Street
Tickets: $40 presale; $45 at door; $125 for VIP; $200 for VIP per couple