We don't have a door yet but we're making progress. Come by and check it out. The door might be installed by the time you get here. If you want to help out or contribute in some way let us know and we'll get you involved. Hope to see you soon.
This blockbuster event will be held once again the night before Thanksgiving. All your friends from the Club will be there. Don't miss it and make sure you bring a friend or hopefully someone that wants to join.
Wow, it's amazing that another year has gone by since our Grand Annual Spring Event the Rabbit Party. This event has been happening at the Club for many years now. 2006 or 2007 is when we started if I remember correctly. Felice has been our cook all along and some of our most committed members like Mauro and Carmine Dellemonache; Gino and Marco Gioioso; Giacomo, Joe and Anthony DiSipio. Mino DiSipio even built us some new table tops one year for the event that the club still uses today. It's a real team effort to help the club raise money for our handicap renovation project and it's a lot of fun to plan and participate in. Some of our boys are even old enough to help us with organizing the event. I really hope you'll take some time and join us. The details are below. I really look forward to seeing everyone at the event.
Rabbit Party - $50 per person. The event will take place at the Club, 20 Allen Lane, Dedham MA
Spring is right around the corner and so is the world famous Boston Marathon. Not everyone remembers this but the Boston Marathon was not always a race with big prize money for the winners. In fact the winners of our marathon used to get nothing more than a laurel wreath very similar to the one in the Club logo. Runners would train all year and run 26 miles to win this prestigious event and the coveted Laurel Wreath. That was it. Why you ask? For the love of the sport, for the love of the race, and because it was a formidable challenge to win. The world is in love with this race today in part because of it's humble beginnings and the fact that people ran it for the love of the sport.
So what does running a marathon have to do with making wine. Runners typically don't drink wine while they are training or running. Well here's the thing...homemade wine makers don't enter this competition for fame or prizes but because they love to make wine and they want people to taste it and enjoy their wine. Sure, if they win a medal there certainly is a sense of pride that goes with winning a competition, think laurel wreath, but their love is in the making and nurturing of it and the smiles it produces on the drinkers face. At home the consumer is a small audience like a husband, wife, parent, adult children and friends but at our competition it's 350 fellow enthusiasts that reassure them that their skill is intact and they are producing something that warms the heart and flourishes on the palette. So remember that our Wine Feast is not so much about the glory of victory as much as it is about the passion for the art itself. It's a craft that deserves to be displayed and perpetuated for generations to come.
The Fourteenth Annual Homemade Wine Feast is Saturday March 14th at 6:45pm at Raffaels Banquet Facility in Walpole Mass. Tasting room closes at 8pm and dinner, dancing and more homemade wine will be available until the last dance at midnight. Tickets are still on sale at Beer and Wine Hobby in Woburn, Ma or call Marisa by telephone at 617-966-5606. Tickets are $80 per person. You must be 21 or older to taste wines.
Bill Rogers Photo from AP and WSJ
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