Project Self-Sufficiency holds Open That Bottle fundraiser

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:39

Hopatcong — Supporters of Project Self-Sufficiency recently gathered to raise funds for the agency by celebrating Open That Bottle night, an international event created for wine-lovers by professional wine critics. This year, the event took place at the Hudson Farm Club, a 3,000-acre private hunting preserve located in Hopatcong. The occasion included rare wines, food from Krave Café and Caterers, and the expertise of local sommelier, George Delgado, owner of George’s Wine & Gourmet Gallery in Branchville. In addition to the wines offered at the affair, participants also brought along their own bottles of wine and shared stories about those wines with the other guests. Party goers were also treated to a silent auction featuring autographed books, a large bottle of a rare wine, a collection of finely crafted knives, and a three-day driving experience courtesy of the Vulcan Motor Club. “The intimate nature of Open That Bottle night sets it apart from more traditional fundraising events, and allows us to celebrate the stories that brought all of us together,” said Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director of Project Self-Sufficiency. “Now more than ever, this community is in need of the services provided by Project Self-Sufficiency. Open That Bottle night gives us the opportunity to gather with friends and family as we raise the funds necessary to continue these essential services for our neighbors in need.” The proceeds from the dinner and auction benefitted Project Self-Sufficiency’s services for low-income children and families residing in Sussex County. For information about the programs and services available, call 973-940-3500.