TRIP’s inaugural “Take a Sip for TRIP” event was a great success. More than 150 people turned out to taste nine New York State beers and six varieties of wine on Tuesday, May 21st at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. Molly Durnin entertained the crowd with live music. There was also a raffle and wine pull. Plans are already underway for the event in 2014.
We could not have done this without the support of many partners, including sponsors, planners, raffle prize donors, beverage companies and wineries. Thanks to all the following:
Event sponsors: Reverus, SEFCU, M&T, Turner Construction, Citizens Bank, First Niagara, Hudson Valley Contractors, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Sunmark.
Beverage sponsors: Brown’s Brewing Company, Crème Yvette, DeCrescente Distributing, Swedish Hill Winery and Wine Shop at Home.
Raffle donors: Baseball Hall of Fame, Bob’s Diner (Watervliet), Bomber’s Burritos (Troy), Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza, Brown’s Brewing Company, Café Deli-icious, Capital District YMCA, The Charles F. Lucas Confectionery and Wine Bar, Cookie Factory, Curtis Lumber, Dawn Vitti, DeFazio’s, Designitogether, Dinosaur BBQ, Grapes and Grains Wine and Spirits, Great Escape, Hoffman Car Wash, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Kristen Hislop, Luxe Salon and Candace Ellis, Lynn Neal of Mary Kay, Market Block Books, Pfeil Hardware, Pottery Place, Seguin’s Scuba Center, Silver Parrot, TGI Fridays, USS Slater, Valley Cats, and Yankee Trails.
Red carpet and photography were provided by Alive Entertainment/Red Carpet Entrances.
Volunteers who helped conceive, plan, and implement the event include Jessica Gallo, Kierstin Burns, Kizzi Casale, Nicole Casale, and Takara Wiles.
Thanks to all who assisted in some way and, of course, to all who attended! We hope you will come back next year to again “Take a s Sip for TRIP.”
Pictures from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TRIPTroyNY