Wine Tasting Event to Raise Money for Caelon Arthur

Sunday, July 28, 2013
3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
6:00 PM
Cellar 275 at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC

The North Wake Chapter-American Wine Society is proud to announce that we are teaming up with our local American Heart Association and Colby Red Wine for a very special tasting, silent auction, and fundraiser. Along with a number of other caring partners, NWC-AWS will be raising money for a very special boy from Wake Forest. Four-year-old Caelon Arthur has suffered multiple strokes since he was two-years-old. To help us help Caelon and The Arthurs, The Groom Family of California (makers of Colby Red wine) will match us dollar for dollar in donations up to $5,000. Colby Groom, for whom the wine is named, is now 13 years of age. Just prior to his 10th birthday he underwent back-to-back open heart surgeries. He is now a seasoned volunteer with the American Heart Association and was inspired to raise money for heart research through creating a wine with his Dad, notable winemaker Daryl Groom, and Colby Red was born. Our goal is to raise $2,500 or more for The Arthurs. Colby Groom, for whom the wine is named, has pledged to match whatever we raise, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $5,000. We will feature some exciting items in our silent auction, and the proceeds for the tasting fee and all purchases will be donated to Caelon’s family in behalf of Colby Red and Colby Groom. The tasting fee includes a generous glass of Colby Red wine, after which attendees may purchase more by the glass or bottle. A selection of other wines and craft beers will be available as well. Attendees may pay at the door. Our silent auction will include products and services associated with Cellar 275, Pravana Tan and Wellness Spa, Dirty Dogs Spa, and other Wake-Forest-based businesses. There will also be a number of items donated by local artists and artisans plus a signed 3-liter bottle of Colby Red wine. Anyone who isn’t able to attend but would still like to make a donation to help Caelon can do so by writing a check to North Wake AWS for whatever amount they wish to donate and earmark it for Caelon Arthur. Please mail it to North Wake AWS, P.O. Box 34, Wake Forest, NC  27588. It is only through the North Wake AWS that Colby Groom will match our donation. For further information, please contact Rick Davis, 919-623-8786 or