On October 9th we had our best Winetopia fundraiser to date! With the help of so many awesome individuals and businesses we raised $63,000! It was a beautiful October evening and Pratt Place Barn was even more so. As soon as we opened the doors our amazing guests came pouring in and set about at enjoying the tables of beer and wine all provided by Glazers Distributing and enjoying some of the best cuisine that this area has to offer. As I walked through the barn getting hugs at every corner I could just feel the joy and generosity exuding from everyone. People taking fun photos in the Making Memories Photobooth, laughing with their friends, or just enjoying the sweet tunes coming from our DJ Matt Boles.

The Buzz Events lounge outside was even more spectacular than the year before, if you can believe it. And inside, my dad (a.k.a Carny in the Corner) had people winning big at the Wine Toss! We had pictures of our sweet kiddos all over the barn bringing the point home that all of the work and care that went into that night was oh so worth it. 

This community never ceases to amaze me! In the weeks leading up to the event there was just an outpouring of generosity from all over this community. So many people and businesses just wanted to do something and help however they could--people bought tickets, offered silent auction items, volunteered, helped spread the word, and donated. I was really moved at the goodness that I was seeing coming from all directions.

Below are some gorgeous photos of the night  taken by the one and only Cole Fennel Photography and please take a moment to look at this list of volunteers, sponsors, and silent auction donors that helped to make this night possible! 

 

Lots of Love & Gratitude,

Sarah Fennel

 

Winetopia Core Crew Volunteers

Chris Beavers—Auction Chair

Meredith Adkins—Volunteer Coordinator

Herbert “Boo” Buchanan—Event Coordinator (He “puts out fires”)

Joe Fennel—Carny In the Corner

Kristi Bachelor

Ellie Jones

Tanj Donovan

Jessy Lang

Alannah Massey

Adrienne Johnson

Jinny Lowe

Garrett “Vern” Gunderson

Michael Adkins

Chris Arcana

Chase Hayes

Hassan Huntley

Danielle Ryan

Tareneh Manning

Brooke McDonald

Allison Chilcote

Anna Marie Jarrett

Jean Ann Fennel

Warren Fyfe

Vincent Agare

Darrin Ingraham

Bartus Taylor & Buzz Events Crew

Glazers Crew

 

Honorary Hosts

Chris & Jeremy Beavers

Ben & Molly Blakeman

Martell Brown & Bethany Sewell

Abdi Dubed

Linley & Dave Dust

Chris Goddard & Bartus Taylor

Jen & John Lewis

Dr. Allyson & William Mertins

Dr. Lance & Tareneh Manning

Neal & Gina Pendergraft

Amy & Brent Robinson

 

 

Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsor

Glazers Distributing

 

“Grape Crusher” Level Sponsor

Lucke Dental

Miller Boskus Lack

Blakeman’s Jewelry

Mertins Eye Care

 

“Planter” Level Sponsor

Quadrivium

FAC

 

Community Sponsors

Buzz Events

Pratt Place Inn & Barn

Intents

Eventures Party Rentals

Light Works Events

AV Designs

Arsagas

Showerfilter Store by NewMarket Naturals

Making Memories Photobooth

Cole Fennel Photography

 

Media Sponsors

Citiscapes Magazine

3W Magazine

Northwest Arkansas Democratic Gazette

 

Restaurant Sponsors

Bordinos

Cafe Rue Orleans

Farmers Table

Cardamom & Curry

Native Nectar

Mia Tarts

Fayetteville Pastry Shop

 

Silent Auction Donors

All Sports Production

AR State Beauty Supply

Arts Live Theatre

Big Star Lounge and Flying Burrito

Blakman's Fine Jewelry

Bordinos

Brandon & Britney Hurlbut

Brick By Brick

Chancellor

Chef Thomas from Tyson

Chris and Jeremy Beavers

Chuy's

Claudia Smith at Be Fit Studio

Closets to the Max

Clubhaus

Coach Darin Phelan

Cole Fennel Photography

Copper Pig

Country Outfitters

Crisp Studios

Dark Star Visuals

David & Candace Starling

Dickson Street Liquor

Dog Party USA

Dr. Brian Buell

Dr. Rebecca Lucke

East Side Grill

Elevate

Elevate

Ella Shelton

Fayettechill

Fayetteville Acupuncture

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

Feel Good Oils

Glo

Good Things

Goodwill Massage/Rebekah Champgne

Greg Dog Vintage Boutique

Gunderpickles

Heidi Brugliera

Hermans

Jennifer Lewis

Joyn

Joyn

Kathy Thompson

Liquor World

Liz Rusher

Lola Boutique

Manning House LLC

Marla Shaver

Masons

Maude

Mertins

Mia Tarts & More

Nitron

NWA Knockerball

Old World Imports

Onemanband

Ozark Escape

Pack Rat Outdoor Center

Pediatric Dental/Dr. Landers

Petra Café

Revive Medical Spa

Rhonda & Mailiah

Robin Devine

Robin Starr

Roblee Orthodontics

Roger Boskus

Romance Diamonds

Salon Bloom

Sara Kincaid & Jessica Phelan

Sarahndipity

Shindig Paperie

Showerfilter Store by Newmark Naturals

Speckled Pig

Spring Valley Anglers

Springdale Liquor Association

Sunshine Broder at Shine Salon

Susie Baker

Swim Ranch

Tareneh Manning @ Bassett Mix

Taylor Plastic Surgery

The Bike Route

The Independent

The Rainbow Lodge

Theo's

Trailside Yoga

WAC

Walker Bros.

Watson Custom Made

Westwood Gardens

WholeFoods

Yard Party- Jamey Sims

Yoga Deza

Right before we opened the doors...

Right before we opened the doors...

A peak at our Silent Auction

A peak at our Silent Auction

Joe Fennel, a.k.a. Carny in the Corner

Joe Fennel, a.k.a. Carny in the Corner

Treats from Fayetteville Pastry Shop

Treats from Fayetteville Pastry Shop

Buzz Events Lounge

Buzz Events Lounge

Buzz Events Lounge

Buzz Events Lounge

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