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Wine and winning will be featured at the Jackson Hole Rotary Supper Club’s upcoming 7th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction on September 11, 2011, in conjunction with the Fall Arts Festival’s Taste of the Tetons.

From 11 am ‘til 5 pm, visitors to the Big White Tent on the Town Square will be able to sample an incredible array of wines, courtesy of Wyoming purveyors and local liquor stores.  A $15 purchase will buy you a commemorative glass and $10 worth of tasting tickets, which you can use to sample a wide variety of vintages. 

But then comes the auction where hundreds of discoveries in the Silent Auction await visitors to the tent – collectibles, jewelry, massages, dining treats, outdoor adventures and more.  Tables close at 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 and 5:00 so it’s easy to adjust your spending and go for the gusto if your miss something on one table and up your bids on the next.

In addition, you can win big at the live auction, where State Senator Leland Christenson will serve as auctioneer.  Be there at 2 pm sharp to snatch up fabulous items like a five-day ski pass for two at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, 18 holes of golf for four at Huntsman Springs, a handmade quilt, a catered party for up to 20 at Vom Fass Tasting Gallery, a winter weekend for two at Triangle X Guest Ranch, a national park fishing trip for two, original art, deer and antelope mounts, a scenic flight over the Tetons and more.

Auction co-chair Tote Turner, who just moved back to Jackson with his family, is thrilled with the sense of community that surrounds the event. “So many businesses have generously contributed auction items, and the Bank of Jackson Hole has stepped up as our first corporate partner" notes Tote.  "It’s what being in a town like Jackson is all about.”

And of course, the event is for a good cause.  Monies from the wine tasting are donated by the Supper Club for the restoration of the elk antler arches on the Town Square, and also shared with the Chamber to support their marketing programs.  The club uses the auction proceeds locally to support its annual Dictionary Project, which provides free dictionaries for all county 3rd graders, a Rotary Reading Corner in the new  Children’s Museum, a Raising Readers program that provides books for needy youngsters, and other projects.  In addition, the club provides funding for national and international efforts such as the Jackson-based Trailblazer Foundation which is providing water wells in rural Cambodia, orphanages in Mexico and South Africa, disaster relief in Haiti, New Orleans, Chile and Australia, and Rotary International’s ongoing efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.  For a complete list of our charitable projects, please visit our website at rcjhsupperclub.org.

Surrounded by incredible food from Jackson eateries, music and festive activities, the Big White Tent on the Square is the place to be this September 11 to taste great wines, make fabulous buys and  be reminded just how special it is to be in Jackson during the fall.