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West Fargo Lions Club: Second annual Harvest Nights event set

By Karen Huber

The West Fargo Lions Club is offering an evening of wine, food, music and relaxation in the form of their second annual Harvest Nights Wine Tasting and Silent Auction event set for Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the West Fargo VFW, 308 Sheyenne St.

The evening will provide plenty of opportunity for relaxation with the emphasis on a variety of different wine tasting opportunities, along with an array of hot hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction consisting of a passel of wonderful items donated by local individuals and businesses, as well as easy listening music provided by pianist Diane Townsend, and special 'salsa' and 'swing' dance presentations showcased every half hour.

Tables for relaxing and savoring the refreshments will be plentiful, with a wine bar in place, as well as a refreshment area featuring a classic Chicago punch for those age 21 and under to enjoy.

Committee members for the event include Kathy Lewin, Greg Dye, Shannon Dye, John Stuber, Shirley Sjue, Seth Dye, Roxanne Johnson and Diane Lehmann.

Grey Dye, who presently serves as Lions Club president, said the West Fargo VFW staff has been excellent to work with in coordinating this year's event that he's hoping will turn into an annual one. "They have all been wonderful to work with and we really appreciate the facility as the location for Harvest Nights."

Last year, approximately 120 individuals attended. Dye expects that participation to grow this year, and encourages everyone looking for an evening of fun, good food and conversation to visit the VFW and take in the event.

The cost is $20 per person, which will include a glass goblet, along with a wine charm, that will be used for the winetasting and then taken home. Tickets are available from any West Fargo Lions Club member or may be purchased at the door at the West Fargo VFW.

Proceeds from the event will go toward promoting the West Fargo Lions Club community-oriented programs, with a strong emphasis on working with the visually impaired in areas of need, including eyeglasses and exams, and also with the hearing impaired, both on a local and national level with some of their programs.

The organization is comprised of 30 members and meets the second Monday of the month for an evening dinner meeting at Legends Grill & Bar. Anyone with questions about the club or Harvest Nights can contact Dye at 282-2020 or 281-5698.