2021 saw a first for Grape Escapes; a VIRTUALLY Vine Affair where we took the event strictly online and we were still blessed to raise over $61,000 to be used LOCALLY for the continuation of services and supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and mental health needs!
In 2022, the 20th Annual Grape Escapes is breaking from the norm once again. COVID is still a prominent concern; so rather than have a large event open to the public, we are going to scale down and host a VIP Grape Escapes for our partners. Practically speaking, this will mean only hosting 200-250 in the full ballroom rather than having over 500 ticket holders in addition to our vendors. This will allow our cherished guests to spread out more and hopefully feel more comfortable, while still sampling wonderful wines and delectable small bites! We are going to forgo a live auction in favor of an online auction that will carry on throughout the week following Grape Escapes to keep the fun going longer.
It is our greatest hope that Grape Escapes will eventually return to normal. Until that time, we will continue to adapt to the environment around us because those we serve still need us, and we still need YOU. If you aren’t attending Grape Escapes, please know there are many ways outside of monetary donations that you can help Bost. You can continue to refer children and adults for services as well as send potential employees our way to join the Bost team. Most importantly, you can continue to be active citizens in our community with open eyes and ears to make sure the individuals we serve are well taken care of, by all of us.
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