"Chill Out" Raises More Than $1,200 for ARCS

On Thursday, August 13, 2009 ARCS held its summer Friendraiser–the latest in our series of casual cocktail parties–at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon, NY. Over 100 guests enjoyed live jazz music, complimentary cheese platters, door prizes, raffle items and lively conversation. Through donations and raffle sales, we raised more than $1,200 for ARCS’ programs for HIV-positive Hudson Valley residents in need. Raffle prizes included tickets to “Chicago” donated by Barbara Bennet, a hot stone massage from Aniceto America & Associates, a microdermabrasion treatment from American Laser Centers, a magnum of Chateau Fourcas Hosten donated by Arlington Wine & Liquor, a $50 gift certificate to Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck, and a set of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignons donated by Bob Brink (Arlington’s wine buyer).

ARCS would also like to thank Jim and Patrick, the owners of Chill, for hosting the event, and for bringing in a delightful jazz duo. Special thanks to Stephan Hengst from BigGayHudsonValley.com for serving as our announcer!

Chill Friendraiser

Chill Friendraiser

Chill Friendraiser

Chill Friendraiser

Chill Friendraiser

Chill Friendraiser

Chill Friendraiser

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