Event slated for April 19
By Holly Neumann
The fourth annual Taste of Wisconsin will be held from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Smith’s Manawa Steak House.
This year’s event featured DuPont Cheese, Wollersheim Winery, Door Peninsula Winery, Sweet Queens Home Bakery, Pigeon River Brewery and Lake Front Brewery.
“We have several tasting table that are set up,” said John Smith. “The first 100 guests will receive a commemorative wine glass and beer tasting glass. It will be a night of a lot of laughter, discussion and people having a good time.”
Lori Paige will have painted and etched glasses for sale and music will be provided by Ivory Wind With Strings Attached.
The evening will also include live auctions and raffles.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Manawa Area Veterans Freedom Park.
“Each year we pick a new cause,” said Smith. “When my daughter, Ashlee Saalfeld, entered the Army, it made me realize how special the people are that go off and fight for our freedoms.”
Smith noted the importance of paying tribute to those currently serving our country.
“The young people serving today are just as important to honor as the past people that have served,” he said.
Taste of Wisconsin has benefitted autism, Wisconsin Well Women’s Program of Waupaca County and the Manawa Downtown Revitalization Project in past years.
Tickets can be purchased at Smiths Manawa Steak House for $25 in advance or $30 at the door.