Rain doesn’t dampen spir­its at wine fes­ti­val

The Citizens' Voice - - LOCAL / REGION - — Robert baker

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.

Robert baker / STAFF Photo

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.

Robert baker / STAFF Photo

Robert baker / STAFF Photo

Alli Wil­son of Nim­ble Hill Winer­ies serves up some wine.

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