Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at wine festival
As the clouds shifted Saturday morning and a steady downpour came to a halt, Ron Furman smiled widely.
The Tunkhannock Rotary Harvest and Wine Festival chairman, along with local Rotary President Mike Markovitz, breathed a collective sigh of relief as nearly all of the 3,800 pre-sale only tickets for the festival at Tunkhannock’s Lazybrook Park were redeemed throughout the day.
The only impediment seemed to be some slick mud spots on the ground, on which the Rotarians spread dry straw.
The more than 50 vendors, including a dozen wineries, were kept busy with wine samplers all afternoon, and area bands Popstar Drive and Infinity kept the crowds entertained during the local Rotary Club’s major fundraiser of the year.
Jill Savage and Heidi Young of Wilkes-barre enjoy their time at the Tunkhannock Harvest and Wine Festival. Enjoying a toast were, from left, Tom Ketchner of Shavertown, Matt Stephenson of Centermoreland and Yuri Filak of Shavertown.
Alli Wilson of Nimble Hill Wineries serves up some wine.