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April 24, 2015

Wine and Cheese Tasting to Benefit the Rural Health Initiative

A Wine and Cheese Tasting will benefit the Rural Health Initiative in Waupaca County.

The Rural Health Initiative in Outagamie and Waupaca Counties are hosting the 4th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting on Fri., April 24 to raise funds and awareness for the organization, which improves the health of area farmers by bringing healthcare directly to them.

The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Crystal Falls Banquet Hall in New London and feature 46 varieties of wine, 38 kinds of cheese, and six local brews. The Wine & Cheese Tasting also includes a wine pull, silent auction, and plinko.

All funds raised benefit the Rural Health Initiative in Outagamie and Waupaca counties. As part of the program, a medical professional visits area farmers at their home and conducts a preventative health screening that provides immediate results. Farmers and their families can also receive health coaching and referral information, if necessary, to local health practitioners. The confidential program is provided free-of-charge.

The cost for the Wine & Cheese Tasting is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Open-seating sponsorships are also available for people and businesses who buy at least eight tickets. In return, the sponsor’s name will be listed on the event’s table tents. For more information or to buy tickets, please contact

Shaya Hintz, program manager, at or call the main office at (715) 524-1488. Tickets are also available online at or can be purchased in person at Festival Foods in New London, First State Bank branches in New London, Clintonville, Manawa, Waupaca and Dale or Premier Community Bank branches in Bear Creek, Iola, Waupaca, Manawa, King, Fremont, and Marion.