Thursday, September 26, 2013

Casting a Spell to End Hunger - Galen Glen Winery to hold food drive to help Shepherd House Food Pantry

On Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 from noon to 5 p.m., Galen Glen Winery will host Verhext Weekend. Verhext translates to bewitched in German. The Winery staff is asking, "Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" Are you like Elphaba Thropp or Glinda from the Wizzard of Oz? The winery's always bewitching, fun, and energetic staff will be offering a complimentary food pairing of Flying Monkey Muffins with our Witches Brew, Muller Time. We invite everyone to come to the winery and eat, drink and be scary while helping others.

During this weekend our staff wants to help our local food pantry, Shepherd House, which is an emergency pantry that provides three days of meals (including breakfast, lunch and dinner) to families in need in the following communities: Beaver Meadows, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Nesquehoning, Palmerton, Summit Hill, Tresckow, and Weatherly. Between December 2012 and May of 2013 Shepherd House served 16,944 people. The pantry operates on donations and grants and does not receive government funding. Per Director, Stanley Haupt, they are currently awaiting news on a grant from the PA Department of Agriculture.

Galen Glen Winery is asking everyone who visits the winery on October 26 and 27 to consider bringing donations of non-perishable food items (peanut butter, canned tuna and vegetables, pasta, etc.) or monetary gifts to help Shepherd House as they enter their most critical time of the year. For each family who brings donations, Galen Glen will offer a small thank you gift. Harvest is a time of abundant blessings, please help us bless Shepherd house!

About Galen Glen Winery
Galen Glen Winery is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Andreas Pennsylvania. The vineyard is on the family's double-century farm and is full of history. Our tasting room's knowledgeable and engaging staff always make your visit enjoyable. Year round we are open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Plan to spend an afternoon enjoying our exceptional views and award-winning wines with some locally-made meats and cheeses or bring your own picnic lunch.

For more information about our award winning wines and other upcoming events, please visit our website, "Like" us on Facebook at Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery or follow us on Twitter @galenglenwine. Contact the winery by telephone at 570-386-3682.

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