DUBOIS – Starr Hill Winery of Curwensville recently made a $1,000 donation to support student programs at Penn State DuBois.
The winery offers a “Vintner for a Day” package each year at the campus’ Lion Wine and Cheese fundraising auction.
The winning bidder then gets the chance to produce and bottle their own wine at the winery with a portion of sales of that wine coming back to campus. This donation is a portion of the proceeds from last year’s wine, “DuBois Double Play”.
This year, the “Vintner for a Day” package brought in a winning bid of $350 for the campus, in addition to the $1,000 gift.
Each year the Lion Wine and Cheese is held in support of athletic and student events at Penn State DuBois. The fundraiser generated more than $10,000 this year.
The evening features wine and cheese tasting, craft beer tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert.
Live and silent auctions, raffles and other games of chance are also held. Numerous businesses and individuals in DuBois and the surrounding areas donate prizes and auction items to the event, which was sponsored by Johnson Motors and Johnson Subaru.