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United Way plans 'Beer and Wine Tasting Gala'

The United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties announces its first-ever Beer and Wine Tasting Gala.

The fundraising event will take place Friday, February 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort.

A fabulous selection of wines from around the world will be available, as well as a variety of specialty beers. Organizers noted there will be more than 30 beers and wines from various vendors on hand for sampling during the gala. The presenting sponsor for the evening is Michelob. Light hors d'oeuvres will also be served at the event.

Tickets for the Beer and Wine Tasting Gala are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling the United Way at (320) 763-4840 or stopping at its office at 115 3rd Avenue West in Alexandria.

Proceeds from the gala will go toward the 2008-2009 United Way campaign fund that distributes money to more than 40 programs that provide services for residents of Douglas and Pope counties.

The United Way is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the community to create sustained change.

Contributions to the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties are tax deductible. For more information or to find out how to get involved with United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties to impact this community, visit its Web site at