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Liam Houck Fundriaser a Success!

Liam Houck Fundriaser a Success!

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Pamo Valley Winery held a fundraiser on Saturday in effort to raise money for 16 month old Ramonan, Liam Houck.  It was a blistering hot day and the turnout was slow.  However, as the day went on it cooled down, we did get quite a few people through in the afternoon.  Robert Bradley, Ramona Naturals was very helpful in the process.  We missed the Houck’s but understood that with the heat and baby Liam’s condition that it was probably better to stay indoors.  While we have never met the family, there is a strong sense of community support and urgency to help raise money for this local child in need.  I dont have kids but I felt as if Liam were one of my own on our day of fundraising.  I was very proud to help promote in any way possible.  My brother 38, in New York has had a kidney condition since a horrible car accident in his teen years and one day may also need special attention to his kidney’s.  He’s gone through many tests and treatments so I felt a connection with Liam and knew this was a fundraiser we were going to do.

Some of the fundraising activities at our tasting room included:

50/50 Opportunity Drawing
16  local wine bottles signed by the winemaker – Opportunity Drawing
Wine Tasting Tips for the day
Donation Boxes
 We were very proud to have raised $1,400 and all the monies from the above will go to the Liam Houck family.  It was so neat to have people just come in and give us checks, some for $100 and even a former Ramona resident, Bill Jenkin visiting from Prosser, Washington gave a $250 check towards the cause.

Special mention goes to Pat Donovan who staged his antique tractors on Main St. in our parking lot.  Jeff and Sharon Uran and Mike Celaya for bbq’ing in 100 degree weather.  And the winners of the opportunity drawings, Jim and Ava Stearns who won the 50/50 drawing and Paul Stykel who won the 16 bottles of local wines, signed by the winemakers.

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