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Annual Wine & Salmon Festival
Thank you to all that attended and contributed to another successful festival! Check back for information on our 2019 event.
Southtowne Rotary holds an annual Wine & Salmon Festival dinner fundraiser. Our event is usually the first weekend of March and is held at the Eugene Hilton. The event includes free wine and spirits tasting generously supplied by local wineries and distilleries, plus silent auction bidding. A four-course salmon dinner is also served.
For our 2018 festival, our focus was once again helping kids in need. Our efforts reach local and international youth, who without this help, might become discouraged and feel life offers a closed door. Proceeds benefit these local and far reaching projects in which our Rotary club is involved (and many others):
- College scholarships for promising students who likely would not have the opportunity to attend college w/o the scholarship
- Youth House Project (project for homeless youth, spearheaded by St. Vincent de Paul)
- Food boxes for families in need, in connection with Food for Lane County
- Educational materials for Head Start
- Project Amigo, helping to support education for students in Mexico
- Stove Team International, providing healthy and efficient wood cook stoves
- San Miguel de Allende School for the Deaf
The Oral Auction and Dessert Dash are the grand finale of our event.
Guests were treated to welcoming remarks by Terry McDonald, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County.
St. Vincent de Paul’s Youth House was the focus of our special paddle raise during the live auction of our event.
Please watch the incredible video about this project.
Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.” Southtowne Rotary is comprised of business people and social service agents who work together to give back to our community. Southtowne depends upon community friends like you to help us reach these goals.
Become a table sponsor, corporate sponsor, or purchase your ticket(s) and join us for wine tasting, a delicious salmon dinner, auctions, and more! Look below for details on sponsorship!
Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting
A Wonderful Raffle
Tickets are $75 per person. If you’d like to sponsor a table of 8, corporate or table sponsorships are available.
Proceeds benefit families in our community and elsewhere in the world.
If you would like to help in planning, donate an item for the auctions, sponsor a table or help sponsor this event, please contact the Fundraising Committee.
There is no guilt when buying dessert means helping local families! Southtowne brings in delicious desserts from local bakeries, members’ kitchens, and local supermarkets. The proceeds from the Dessert Dash support our local food box program.
Southtowne Rotary Club truly appreciates your participation in the Club’s Wine & Salmon Festival. To avoid misunderstandings, please read the rules and regulations before attending this event.