Geneva’s Wine, Cheese & Trees event goes virtual on February 26

Geneva’s Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will raise its glass virtually in 2022 to help fund the planting of new trees in the community.

The city’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District Foundation are teaming up to sponsor the 11th annual event, to be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 26.

Tickets can be purchased online for $100, which includes three bottles of wine which will be available for pickup the week before the event at Geneva Wine Cellars and Tasting Room, 227 S. Third St.

The evening will include a virtual wine tasting, raffle and live auction.

Some of the live auction items offered for sale are an instant wine cooler; a week in Bonita Springs, Florida; a weekend at Seth Peterson Cottage in Wisconsin; and many Geneva restaurant gift voucher baskets.

Raffle prizes include family memberships to Geneva Park District facilities, family membership to Morton Arboretum, craft beer bundle, lottery ticket tree, and more.

The organizers have a fundraising goal of $20,000.

“Wine, Cheese & Trees” helps both the city and the Geneva Park District continue to recover from the devastation caused by the emerald ash borer.

The Natural Resources Committee is committed to increasing the city’s urban canopy as part of its Greening Geneva initiative by planting trees on parkways throughout the community.

To date, the committee has funded the planting of hundreds of trees in downtown Geneva, at City Hall, in each of the schools in District 304 of the Geneva Community Unit and on properties in the District of Geneva. Geneva Park.

The Park District Foundation allocates the majority of event proceeds to planting additional trees in parks and natural areas.

The remaining funds are devoted to projects that promote Geneva’s parks and natural spaces.

For more information on “Wine, Cheese & Trees,” contact Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jay Womack at (630) 299-9945 or email him at [email protected]

To learn more about the committee, visit the city’s website at www.geneva.il.us/528/Natural-Resources-Committee or www.facebook.com/NRCgeneva/.

For more information on the Geneva Park District Foundation, visit the Park District website at www.genevaparks.org/get-involved.

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