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Posted by Avenues in News on 11/6/2018

On Thursday October 25 more than 250 guests, sponsors, volunteers and Avenues program participants attended the 14th Annual Spotlight on Wine.   The event was held at the historic Harold Washington Library Winter Garden.  Guest’s sampled wines generously donated by Jim Cosma of Atlas Imports and enjoyed food provided by Hel’s Kitchen.

The event raised a record high of $70,000 and proceeds from the 2018 Spotlight on Wine will help to support the renovations and programs at the Center for Independence providing opportunities for the people we serve to grow and learn.

Guests enjoyed bidding on silent and live auction items including a signed Javier Baez jersey and a Chicago Staycation.  A very special silent auction featured pieces of art created by Avenues program participants in which proceeds from the sales benefit the artists and the art program Creative Avenues.  Some of the artists were in attendance and even signed their pieces of art for the lucky bidders.

Thank you to the Avenues Chicago Partnership Board, especially Event Chair Diana Olivo and Co-Chair Kara Allcox, for their efforts in making this event such a huge success.  Thank you the sponsors and donors for their contribution to the event as well as the businesses and individuals that generously donated auction and raffle prizes.

Be sure to save the date for the 2019 Spotlight on Wine that will be held on October 25, 2019.

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