Wine N Shine – UPMC’s Child Advocacy Back Pack Drive Recap 2013

Wine N Shine 2013 - Thistlethwaite Vineyard

Wine N Shine 2013 – Thistlethwaite Vineyard

By Jamie Mesar

The weather was perfect for a drive into the country… unfortunately the roads were not as cooperative. Despite many roadblocks, detours and water hazards (hopefully you got all the mud out of your car Jason) members arrived at Thistelthwaite Vineyards for a great day of spirits and socializing. After sampling the vineyards fruit, ARPCA members headed to relax and listen to the tunes played by DJ Forman. Many stories, tales and Porsche memories were shared along with a glass or two of wine. It was great to see some new members (Jim and Marsha were so eager to be a part of the group they were first to arrive).

This event was also another great charitable event hosted by our club. Members provided monetary donations and school supplies to support the Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Centers Back Pack Program. This program provides back packs to disadvantaged youth helping them start off the school year successfully. Thanks to ARPCA members the center was able to fill seventy back packs to be distributed this year. APRCA would also like to thank Thistlethwaite Vineyards for the donation of the space, and likewise DJ Forman for the donation of his time. Your support helped to make our event a fun, enjoyable day.