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February 10, 2018

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2017 Event

Thank you for your support. We raised over $180,000 for families and children in Thurston County.

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Parade of Lighted Ships Cocktail Party for 10

Ten guests will toast the start of the holiday season by viewing the Olympia Yacht Club's spectacular Parade of Lighted Ships on Budd Bay. Take in breathtaking vistas of Mount Rainier, the capitol building, and downtown Olympia from a waterfront home on West Bay Drive. Your party will include an array of delicious foods, fine wines, and seasonal cocktails in a glowing, festive atmosphere. You'll end the evening on the 180-degree deck overlooking the water, sipping on one of the world's finest gold-metal-winning cognacs, Courvoisier XO accompanied by premium cigars.

Item provided by Liz Davis


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Tuscan Culinary Escape

Gourmets and wine buffs descend on this hidden Tuscan Valley to enjoy local specialties. The Garfagnana Valley is famous for its prosciutto, pork, pecorino cheese and honey. Fortunately, the area also boasts beautiful country for waking, hiking and biking, so you can work up an appetite between meals.

This vacation features a private cooking lesson, lunch, winery and olive press tour & tasting, car rental, Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco Resort & Spa 5-Night Stay for 2.

Item provided by United Way of Thurston County

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Imagine Wine in Walla WallaTrip for 4 

Starting with leisurely drive over the mountains, you and three friends will be in for an exceptional Walla Walla wine experience.

* Stay at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel in downtown Walla Walla.
* Sit back and relax in a chauffered limonsine while enjoying a three-hour wine tour.
*Enjoy fine dinning at the elegant and award winning hotel resturant The Marc.

Your trip to Walla Walla will have you making plans to return again soon!



Introducing our Celebrity Emcee- Nancy Leson

Nancy Leson is an award-winning food writer, radio personality, cooking instructor and public speaker who learned much of what she knows about food during her first career: waiting tables. Readers embraced her as the longtime restaurant critic and food columnist for The Seattle Times, where her byline appeared for nearly two decades. Today she conjures recipes and rejoinders as Food for Thought on Seattle NPR-affiliate KNKX. A popular emcee, she's also hosted international food tours for Earthbound Expeditions and teaches cooking classes at PCC Cooks throughout the Seattle area. She lives 15 miles north of the Space Needle with her husband, son and a couple of well-fed dogs.






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