Wine in the Pines event set for Oct. 22-23
The weekend of Oct. 22-23 at Keystone Resort will mark the 21st year of Wine in the Pines, the premier social occasion of Summit County and the most successful fundraiser in the history of 57-year-old Cerebral Palsy of Colorado.This year’s event will include the gourmet food and 500-plus international wines everyone has come to expect.Additionally, internationally renowned Denver artist John DeAndrea is donating his bronze entitled “Lisa” to this year’s event to help raise awareness about the programs and services of CP of Colorado.”This is an amazing opportunity for art collectors to come see and bid on the patinated bronze head,” said Mike Smith of Dillon, the co-founder of Wine in the Pines.”‘Lisa’ will open at an amazing $3,000 bid,” Smith said. “Considering she has a retail value of $8,000, this is incredibly generous of John DeAndrea and his wife Lorraine.”DeAndrea is a super-realist sculptor. He creates lifecast figures and busts in polyvinyl or bronze polychromed in oil.”In Colorado, DeAndrea is best known for ‘Linda,’ an ultra-realistic sculpture of a sleeping woman that ranks as one of Denver Art Museum’s most popular pieces,” according to The Denver Post.Wine in the Pines opens that Friday with a five-course dinner at The Ranch at Keystone accompanied by exclusive reserve wines from this year’s winemaker, Beringer. Saturday, guests will attend the International Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and Auction featuring creations from Keystone’s finest restaurants.Founders Mike and Margaret Smith, inspired by their daughter Kelly, expect 1,400 people to attend. Individuals and corporations will come together to raise close to $200,000. “Wine in the Pines is extremely important, as it enables us to get the word out about CP of Colorado’s programs and services,” said Judy Ham, president and CEO of Cerebral Palsy of Colorado.”People think of Cerebral Palsy of Colorado and they think in order to qualify for assistance they must have CP. This is simply not the case. CP of Colorado helps people with a wide variety of abilities and circumstances. Programs include infant, toddler and pre-kindergarten schools dedicated to early intervention and education. Parent support services include everything from prenatal programs to parent-child play groups designed to encourage positive interaction. Event tickets are available starting at $100 per person. Keystone Resort offers room rates at Keystone Lodge for $106 single/double and at The Inn at Keystone for $64 single/double. For information, visit Cerebral Palsy of Colorado online at http://www.wineinthepines.cpco.org or call (303) 691-9339.
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