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One last brew

By From page A1 | September 04, 2013

The El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association presents the Wine, Cheese and Brew grand finale on beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

For 50 years, El Dorado Hills residents and guests have enjoyed this annual fundraiser, which began as a small event catering to about 50 people and bloomed into a can’t miss party with more that 800 people attending.

“It’s a great party,” said ED Fire Chief Dave Roberts. “People get together and have a good time.”

The decision to end the 50-year tradition came down to time and return on investment, according to Roberts. In its heyday Wine, Cheese and Brew would net the association nearly $20,000. Recently, that figure has dropped to about $5,000, he said, but still requires months of planning — all done on volunteer time.

“We start planning five or six months ahead,” Roberts said.

So one last time, everyone is invited to the old El Dorado Hills golf course to enjoy food and drink samples from local vendors, peruse the live and silent auction items, admire the classic cars on display and enjoy live music by Wonder Bread 5.

Free local taxi service is offered.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at any El Dorado Hills fire station, the California Welcome Center, Lake Forest Wines or at the event. For more information call (916) 933-6623 or visit edhfire.com.

Noel Stack

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