Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events, May 22, 2002

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events, May 22, 2002

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Dozens of wineries and more than a dozen restaurateurs will join to present the annual Taste for Sight, a benefit for Prevent Blindness Oklahoma.

The gala wine-and-food tasting will take place between 7:30 and 10 p.m. June 8 at Leadership Square. The festive evening will include a beer garden featuring designer beers from around the world and a silent auction.

Among the auction items will be a wine tasting for 12, donated by Beau's Wine Bin and La Baguette Bakery and Cafe; a cooking class from Avalon Fish Market and the opportunity for a child to throw the first pitch at a 2002 Oklahoma RedHawks Game.

Reservations are $55 per person with Patron Sponsorships priced at $300 per couple. Checks made out to Sight Saving Inc. may be mailed to Prevent Blindness Oklahoma, 6 NE 63rd St., Suite 150, Oklahoma City 73105. Chair of this year's Taste for Sight is Cindy McCharen.

Wineries will include Joullian, Stone Cellars by Berenger, Penfold, Napa Ridge, Forest Glen, Mason Nicholas, Chandon, Geyser Peak, Clos Du Bois, Canyon Road, Lockwood, Rabbit Ridge, Banfi Imports, Redwood, Austin Vale, Bramlett, Robert Mondavi, J. Lohr, Rodney Strong, Redwood Creek, Bella Sera, Gallo of Sonoma, Frei Bros., Fetzer, Echelon, Murphy Goode, Dry Creek, Edna Valley, Jekel, Jadot, Barnett Vineyards, Von Strasser, Freestone, Jessup Cellars, Marimar Torres, Kendall Jackson, Andrew Harris, St. Francis and Fonseca Port.

Restaurants offering their gourmet foods will be Aria Grill, Bellini's Italian Ristorante, Bourbon Street Cafe, Coach House, Cusack Meats, Deep Fork Grill, Iguana Lounge, La Luna, Mamma Lucia's, Mango, Metro Wine Bar, Old Germany Restaurant, Pepperoni Grill, Ted's Cafe Escondido, The Mantel and VZD's Restaurant and Club.

Gourmet Sponsor of the evening is N.E. Stouji, Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous. Presenting Sponsors are Fellers Marketing and Advertising, Heritage Press, 94.7 KQSR, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores, Bank One, Osborne Electric and Central Liquor.

Golfing for kids

The Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole is sponsoring its third Celebrity Golf Tournament at Norman's Jimmie Austin Golf Course June 14. Proceeds will be used for the fourth expansion of the noted museum for children.

Limited to 36 teams, Luke Corbett, chairman and CEO of Kerr- McGee, is chair of the tournament. (Incidentally, we hear he and Becky have bought the recently built house with the towers at Bedford and Pennsylvania, across the street east from Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.)

The four-person scramble - three people plus a celeb - will have a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. after a luncheon. The day will end with a dinner/auction in the OU Student Union ballroom.

Individual participation is priced at $600. A Gold Sponsorship with three players and a celeb - plus many other perks - is priced at $5,000. …

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