Eighth Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting Event Benefits Rural Health Initiative

January 26, 2011

Event will be Friday, Feb. 10, at County Park in Shawano

The Rural Health Initiative will be in the spotlight at the 8th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting from 7-10 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 10, at the Shawano County Park Pavilion, W5785 Lake Drive, Shawano.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample 60 kinds of wine and 30 different types of cheeses while listening to entertainment provided by Aspen Jazz. The event includes a silent auction and a raffle drawing at 9 p.m. featuring a variety of prizes including airline tickets, a 42-inch flat screen TV, cash and more.

Money raised at the event will go to the Rural Health Initiative, which brings basic health education and screening to the farm. In Shawano County, the Rural Health Initiative serves 325 farm families or about 40 percent of the county’s total farm families. The initiative recently expanded and now also serves farm families in Outagamie and Waupaca counties.

Tickets for the Wine & Cheese Tasting are $25 each. They can be purchased in advance by contacting Rhonda Strebel at (715) 524-1488, at WTCH radio station or at the door.

Event sponsors include ThedaCare, United Cooperative (formerly Mid County Coop), AgVentures, Shawano Area Dairy Promotions and Ardex All American Minerals.

For more information about the Rural Health Initiative, please visit www.wiruralhealth.org.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

For more information, media may contact Megan Wilcox (megan.wilcox@thedacare.org), APR, corporate and public relations specialist for ThedaCare, at (920) 830-5847. For after hours or on weekends, please call (920) 729-3100 (Theda Clark Medical Center switchboard).