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On Thursday October 26 the 13th Annual Spotlight on Wine was held at Wintrust Grand Banking Hall in Chicago.  The more than 240 guests sampled wine generously donated by Jim Cosma of Atlas Imports.  While tasting the different wines guests also enjoyed food provided by Hel’s Kitchen.

This year’s event, organized by the Avenues Chicago Partnership Board, raised a record amount bringing in more than $66,000.  Funds raised by the Spotlight on Wine will supports the lifelong learning initiative including upgrades to the computer learning center, art studio, demonstration kitchen, work training classes and expansion of the Recycling Avenue work program. 

There were several amazing raffle prizes, silent auction and live auctions items.  The top seller of the night was an Ultimate Chicago package including private dining at Girl and the Goat, 2 Chicago Cubs tickets and a one-night stay at the Thompson Chicago Hotel.  Guests also had the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind artwork created by members of the Creative Avenues art program. 

Thank you to Spotlight on Wine event Chair Amy Bergren and Co-Chair Diana Olivo as well as the Chicago Partnership Board for their help in making this event the most successful Spotlight on Wine yet. A big thank you as well to the sponsors and all those who attended.  Be sure to save the date for 2018 Spotlight on Wine which will be held on Thursday, October 25 at the Winter Garden in the Harold Washington Library. We hope to see you there!



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