Two businesses in the historic district of Ambridge combined outdoor yards on Saturday to host the annual wine tasting fundraiser.
Guests were treated to a wine tasting contest, jazz music featuring Miss Freddye, food, and beer from Harmony Beer Distributor.
According to Kovolenko, more than $1,500 was raised with about 90 people in attendance.
Steve Roberts, co-owner of Good Intent Trading Antiques, located on Church Street in the historic district, opened in 2012. Good Intent Trading Antiques is housed in an almost 200-year-old building built in 1828 .
"This is a National Registery property," Roberts said, adding "We have our plaque because of fundraising."
To date, 24 plaques have been installed and approximately 50 more are needed.
"Some structures still need to be verified as historic," Kovolenko shared. "Plaques are provided free of charge to home owners."
Lisa Miller, owner of HR Rescue Resources in Moon Township, came to the event in support of Kovolenko.
"I like to drink wine, socialize and shop," said Miller, who comes every year. "I also had to time to spend with my friend."
For the second year in a row, Gary Campbell, from Zelienople, entered a few wines to the competition. He was pleased with the sunny weather this year because the previous year it rained.
Barb Critchfield, an Ambridge resident, said there was a lot of good representation from each category this year.
"I tend to prefer drys, but I bought a few wines from specialty wines selection this year, the Chocolate orange and Blueberry Pinot."
Winners of the Wine Tasting:
Gary Madson, Best Red
Jeff Hidabrand, Best White and Best Specialty
Want to Help ?
You can mail or drop off your tax-deductible donation made payable to Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation at Akulina's Antiques or Good Intent Trading.
Other Upcoming Wine Fundraisers:
Wine and Cheese Fete annual fundraiser at Baden Memorial Library is from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Cost is $25.
Taste of Autumn annual fundraiser at Laughlin Memorial Library is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Cost is $30 pre-sale and $35 at the door.
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