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New Directions’ fundraiser features local wineries, samples from around the world

LOCKPORT – New Directions Youth and Family Services, which provides services for at-risk children and families, is holding an evening of wine, music and hors d’oeuvres at the fourth annual Wines of Distinction fundraiser, from 7 to 10 Friday at the Lockport Town and County Club, 717 East Ave.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple and include all tastings, food and additional sampling. Event-goers can take part in a charity raffle and basket raffles, featuring a luxury box at a Bisons game, an iPad, a large flat-screen television, sports memorabilia, golf outings and more.

All proceeds will fund recreational equipment and recreational activities for children at New Directions’ Wyndham Lawn Home for Children in Lockport, Randolph Children’s Home in Randolph and New Directions’ programs for foster care, community-based prevention and post-adoption.

Participating local wineries are Vizcarra Vineyards, Chateau Niagara Winery, Victorianbourg Wine Estates, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and Midnight Run Wine Cellars. Opici Wine and Spirits will provide samples of wine from around the world. Tickets are available by calling 433-4487, Ext. 489.