The Farmington Police Benevolent Association is holding its First Annual Wine, Beer and Spirit Tasting Friday, Oct. 19 at the Farmington Club. The event, sponsored by the Bottle Shop of Unionville, brings together police officers and the community for a good time and a good cause.
At the door, guests will meet Pam Urso, of the Bottle Shop, and Officer Joe Capodiferro, who will present them with a list of what’s being offered at each table. Guests take a pen and paper, walk around the room and take a glass.
“It’s really a lot of fun,” Urso said. “Feel free to sample anything you want, make notations and we donate a percentage back to the PBA of anything ordered that night.”
The Police Benevolent Association also gets the proceeds from ticket sales and from the raffle. The association uses the money to support its operation and its members. If an officer has a need, the association can take care of it. It also gives to local organizations.
The support of local businesses has made the event possible, Urso said.
“Local businesses from all over town have donated gift certificates and baskets – jewelry stores, hair salons, George’s, places in the mall and the Farmington Club.”
The Farmington Club, which is hosting the event, donated the hors d’oeuvres.
“For the food and sampling all this, it’s a phenomenal price,” Urso said.
And educational too.
“At every table our reps pour for them and they have a lot of information – they love explaining things. People can come and learn about the wine, the beer, single-malt scotches…” Urso said.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the Bottle Shop or by calling Officer Jamie Stone at 860-675-2427.