Photos from our "Chill Out" Friendraiser

Oh Thursday, August 19, 2010 ARCS held another installation in our series of small, casual “Friendraiser” cocktail parties at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon, NY. Over 70 guests gathered at this low-key wine and tapas spot for complimentary cheese platters and freshly-made hummus, and a wine tasting by Lauber Imports. Judith Tulloch entertained us with vocals and guitar for most of the evening, while v0lunteers sold tickets for our “chance auction” raffle. Prizes included a basket of cookies from Crumb Bakery in Beacon, massage services from Hands On Massage & Wellness, passes to Hudson Valley Renegades baseball games, a fall foliage cruise on the River Rose paddleboat, and fine wines donated by Bob Brink and Bill Cole. Mr. Cole made his donation in honor of his uncle Paul Bratton, who passed away from AIDS in 1990. We also gave away Barnes & Noble gift cards provided by Verizon and a CD of Judith Tulloch’s music. ARCS would like to thank Patrick McKenna and Jim Svetz, the owners of Chill, for hosting the event for the second year in a row; volunteers Barbara Bennet, Christopher Emerson, Trina Hiemcke, and Andi Straus; and of course all of our friends and supporters who attended.

Friends old and new gather at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon

Friends old and new gather at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon

Our friends from the Renegades and Lauber Imports

Our friends from the Renegades and Lauber Imports

ARCS staff take over the front banquette.

ARCS staff take over the front banquette.

ARCS volunteer Christine and her son Matt

ARCS volunteer Christine and her son Matt

Chill owner Patrick McKenna (right) prepares platters of food for ARCS' guests.

Chill owner Patrick McKenna (right) prepares platters of food for ARCS' guests.

Musician Judith Tulloch on guitar. Judith performs again at Chill with her complete band on August 28, 2010.

Musician Judith Tulloch on guitar. Judith performs again at Chill with her complete band on August 28, 2010.

A selection of raffle prizes.

A selection of raffle prizes.

ARCS volunteer Christopher Emerson assists ARCS' Director of Public Relations, J. Dewey, with handing out raffle prizes to winners.

ARCS volunteer Christopher Emerson assists ARCS' Director of Public Relations, J. Dewey, with handing out raffle prizes to winners.

ARCS supporter David Juhren accepts a raffle prize (donated by Bob Brink) on behalf of Christine Wynkoop.

ARCS supporter David Juhren accepts a raffle prize (donated by Bob Brink) on behalf of Christine Wynkoop.

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