PBWF2013Upstairs-500 Photo courtesy of Lisa Meinecke, Public Image Chair.[/caption] The Rotary Club of Des Moines announced this week that it raised over $44,000 at the 9th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, which was held at the Landmark Event Center March 1-3! While not a record like last year, when over $50,000 was raised (read our coverage here), this is still a significant total that goes towards local projects. Over 1,500 people attended the festival (over 1,800 in 2012), and proceeds raised will be used to fund local community and international projects during the 2013-14 Rotary calendar year. Past projects funded include the 3rd Grade Dictionary Project, Des Moines Park & Recreation after school programs, Des Moines Food Bank, Highline Community College Scholarships,  and Northwest Harvest. “Thank you again for your support of the Rotary Club of Des Moines and for all that you do to make our community a better place to live and work,” according to an announcement. “We look forward to seeing you all at the 10th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival (February 28-March 2), which will also include the First Annual Poverty Bay Film Festival!” The Rotary Club also extended a HUGE thanks to Event Sponsors who partnered with them:

  • Powell Homes
  • Landmark Event Center
  • Waterland Blog
“Their contribution and support was key to our success!”]]>