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  • Tuesday, August, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 09:29:33
  • St. Louis, Mo: Epworth Children & Family Services recently raised over $415,000 at its 17th annual wine dinner and auction.  All proceeds will benefit Epworth’s life-impacting programs and services.

    The black tie event included a five-star dinner, live music, and live and silent auctions items including rare wines, as well as trips around the country, signed memorabilia by local sport teams, show tickets, and other luxury experiences.

    “Our organization relies on donors and events like our wine dinner to fund all of the programs and services we provide to the community,” said President and CEO Dr. Michael Panicola.  “We are extremely pleased with this year’s event and appreciate everyone who helped make it such an outstanding success.”

    The creation of the LeMoine Colleague Relief Fund was announced at the event to honor outgoing board chair Bryan LeMoine for his service.  This relief fund will support Epworth colleagues who experience a temporary financial crisis or hardship.

    Pictured from left to right are (back row) supporter Sam Hamcher, Bethany Ward, Bryan LeMoine, Latosha Fowlkes, Ed Travis, Andy Waggoner, Kabrina Forrest, April Elston, Mindy Sharp, and Krissy Cross; and (front row) Sarah Baiocchi and Dr. Michael Panicola.