Monday, March 8, 2010

Enumclaw Chocolate & Wine Festival

The Family Wineries of Washington State Board of Directors expresses its sincere thanks to all who made our participation in the Enumclaw Chocolate & Wine Festival so successful. The funds generated by wine sales at this event will go a long way toward supporting FWWS activities to update wine industry laws and regulations in our state.

2,921 festival tickets were sold over 3 days with 179 of those as child tickets. Friday had 419 attendees, Saturday 1,210, and Sunday 822.

Particular thanks go to the City of Enumclaw for their close cooperation and willingness to work together with FWWS for our first-time association. We hope this event is just the first in a long series of such between our two organizations, and we eagerly look forward to next year’s Chocolate & Wine Festival.

Many thanks also go to David LeClaire and his stalwart group of volunteers for their tireless support at the event and for the expert organization of it. Without this assistance, the event would not have run as smoothly as it did.

Huge thanks go to Lysle Wilhelmi for her tireless efforts in and skillful organization of the Wine Store. This hugely successful operation made buying wine painless for event attendees and was instrumental in the financially successful results for FWWS.

And lastly, FWWS thanks all the wineries and their representatives who participated in the event. You are the backbone of not only the event, but the whole reason for the existence of FWWS. We would very much appreciate feedback from everyone who attended in order that we can help to make this event even better in future. Please send your comments to board[at]

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