DUNDEE, N.Y. (June 21, 2016) The 10th Annual Pasta Night Series at Glenora Wine Cellars concluded at the end of April with a donation of $2,620  to local charities by Glenora Wine Cellars and an attendance of nearly 1,200 people.

The 2016 series marked the 10th Anniversary of Pasta Night and included a season long celebration, complete with commemorative glassware and t-shirts, and a 10th Anniversary Mix & Mingle kickoff event in January. The event included a silent auction in which the proceeds were awarded to the top attended evening at end of the season.

For the second year in a row, Live Like Liz, a local organization whose mission is to promote awareness of ovarian cancer through education, had the highest attendance and generated $718, including Glenora’s match and the silent auction proceeds. Other top grossing evenings include the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, Dundee Dollars for Scholars and Defense for Devon Memorial.

Over the past 10 years of Pasta Night, Glenora Wine Cellars has donated over $16,600 to charities in the Finger Lakes region.

“It gives us great pride to give back to the community,” said Gene Pierce, owner. “We thoroughly enjoy hosting the array of organizations and look forward to continuing this series for another 20, plus, years.”

Pasta Night takes place every Thursday from January to April and features fresh pasta dishes prepared by local celebrities as guest chefs. Each evening, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the charity of the celebrity chef’s choice, and at the conclusion of the series, Glenora Wine Cellars matches the donation to the charity that brings in the most patrons.

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