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Hudson Wine Festival to Benefit PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron.

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HUDSON WINE FESTIVAL TO FEATURE FINE WINES AND RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER

Wine and animal lovers of all ages will converge upon Hudson, Ohio to raise money for PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron.

The fifth annual Hudson Wine Festival, a benefit for PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron.  Features include wine and craft beer tasting, musical entertainment, seminars, exhibitors and artists and a Pet Expo on Saturday with a police K9 demonstration.

July 20, Festival 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

July 21, Pet Expo – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Festival 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

101 Village Way - in the First & Main Shopping District

Connecting For A Cause has partnered with PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron (PHSGA) to hold the fifth annual Hudson Wine Festival July 20 and 21, 2012.

The event will showcase fine wines from local, national and international producers and select craft beers.  Guests will enjoy musical entertainment, delectable food from Nosh Eatery & Creative Catering as well as wine education seminars, artists and exhibitors along with raffles throughout the weekend.  Adoptable pets from PHSGA will also be on site and leashed pets are welcome! 

In addition, a Pet Expo will take place Saturday on the First & Main green from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Vendors will feature pet related products and adoptable animals will be on hand.  Guests can enter into an Italian ice eating contest for owners and pets at 11:30 a.m. and the Buckeye Area Regional K9 team will perform a demo adjacent to the green at 11:45 a.m.  The Pet Expo is FREE to the public.

Hudson Wine Festival tickets are $20 through Thursday July 19, and $25 at the door and include 10 taste tickets and a souvenir wine glass.  Additional taste tickets are available on site for $1 each.  Weekend passes are available for $30 in advance and $35 at the door.  The wines and beers featured on site are available for purchase through area Discount Drug Mart locations.

Event tickets can be purchased online at www.hudsonwinefestival.com, area Discount Drug Mart locations, In Style Accessories, The Learned Owl and PAWSibilities.

Sponsors for the Hudson Wine Festival include:  Adams Reserve New York Extra Sharp Cheddar, Allstate, CrossCountry Mortgage, Discount Drug Mart, First & Main Shopping District, Merrill Lynch of Hudson, Scriptype Publishing/Hudson Life, Suncrest Gardens, The WineBuzz, WAKR / WNWV / WONE / WQMX and Yuengling Brewery. 

PARKING / ROAD CLOSURES:

Village Way from Library to Morse along with Morse Road from Clinton to Village Way will be closed from 7:00 a.m. Friday until 12:00 p.m. Sunday.  Media parking will be available throughout First & Main.  Please contact Debra Sherman at 330.256.8704 for press passes and additional information.

For a complete schedule and additional details, visit www.hudsonwinefestival.com.

PRESS QUOTES:

“These fine wines and craft beers have been carefully selected for the enjoyment of the Hudson Wine Festival patrons. We are excited to have this opportunity to partner with PAWSibilities to raise funds for their mission and to share a little taste of what is available at the local Discount Drug Mart stores. We have been looking forward to this event for many months and encourage you to come out and experience it for yourself!”  - Dave Bergman, Vice President of Advertising – Discount Drug Mart 

“We are excited to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Hudson Wine Festival and continue our efforts to rescue and find homes for abandoned, neglected and injured animals in our area.”  - Karen  Hackenberry, Executive Director - PAWSibilities® Humane Society of Greater Akron.

 “We look forward to another successful event and supporting PAWSibilities.  The awareness generated from this event will help so many animals in need and we are thankful for the generous support of our partners including, Adams Reserve, Discount Drug Mart, First & Main, Rubber City Radio Group.” – Debra Sherman, President – Connecting For A Cause.

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Christine July 17, 2012 at 04:57 PM
This is great. Thank you for posting this. I had no idea about this event, and I love finding things to do with my dog. Not to mention things that are for a good cause!

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