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Amanti Vino fundraiser nets $3,500 for Independence Day

June 18, 2010

UPDATED on 6/19/10: Sharon Sevrens checked in today to let us know that her donation of 15 percent of all wine sales at Thursday night’s event brought in an additional $311.64, making for a total of $3,811.64 raised at the event. Thank you everybody!

On the heels of the Montclair, N.J. community netting $10,000 in Liberty Mutual’s national contest yesterday, Amanti Vino hosted a stunning fundraiser Thursday night that raised $3,500 for saving the township’s Independence Day celebration. A huge thank you to Amanti Vino owner Sharon Sevrens for her donations and presentations of five wonderful wines – most notably, an amazing port she poured at the end of the evening, a 30-year-old white port called Casa de Santa Eufemia (ask for it by name!)

Sharon Sevrens

The majority of the 26 people in attendance swore they didn’t like port. After a few sips, the same crowd bought out her inventory of the dessert wine.

Many thanks to the good people at 32 Church who donated a savory mushroom-pasta course, followed by their own special quesadilla, and finished with a satisfying tiramisu.

Most especially, our thanks go to the generous folks who came to the event and who helped us comfortably surpass our fundraising goal of $3,000 for the night. The final tally has yet to be calculated  – Sharon is donating a portion of her wine sales from last night – but our early estimate is $3,500.

Look for updates and photos to this post later in the day!

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