December 9, 2019

Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to Benefit Dominican Republic Medical Mission Trip Set for May 20

The 3rd Annual Spring Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to benefit this year’s Dominican Republic Medical Mission Trip will be held  Friday, May 20, from 6 – 8 p.m.  at the Carriage House of the Deep River Historical Society.     Tickets are $25/person  or $40/couple and are available at the door.  Advance tickets can be purchased at either the United Church of Chester or the Deep River Congregational Church.  

The event will feature a gala Wine Tasting by Bob and Amy Grillo’s Centerbrook Package Store, fabulous appetizers, live music featuring vocalist Cathie O’Donnell Smith, a silent auction and teacup auction of wonderful gifts and services.   Ample parking is available on the beautiful grounds of the historical society.

This event will raise funds -for the 2011 Dominican Republic Medical Mission Team, which will bring medical care, medicine, food, clothing, friendship and hope to the desperately poor residents of the D.R.   Many of them are Haitian expatriates working for below-subsistence wages on the sugar plantations of the DR.  

This project has been in existence for over ten years,  working in cooperation with the Good Samaritan Hospital in LaRomana, DR.   It is an ongoing ministry of the Deep River Congregational Church and the United Church of Chester but includes 25 participants from throughout the area.