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Out & About: Youngwood Area Business Association holds wine tasting fundraiser

Shirley McMarlin
| Monday, April 9, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
(from left), Marie Dale, Sherry Houck and Don Morchesky, gather for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7,  2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Marie Dale, Sherry Houck and Don Morchesky, gather for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018.
(from left), Sue Bossart, Youngwood Area Business Association president, and Dayna DiPasquale, vice-president, pose for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7,  2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Sue Bossart, Youngwood Area Business Association president, and Dayna DiPasquale, vice-president, pose for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018.
Committee members, (from left), Jamie Henry and Debbie Redding, pose for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7,  2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Committee members, (from left), Jamie Henry and Debbie Redding, pose for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018.
(from left), Youngwood Mayor Kris Long and Melissa Riffle, pose for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7,  2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Youngwood Mayor Kris Long and Melissa Riffle, pose for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018.
(from left), Carol Smith and Robin Roach, pose for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7,  2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Carol Smith and Robin Roach, pose for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018.
Serving wine samples from Bella Terra Vineyards, (from left), Jay Bell, owner, joins Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department member, John Storey, Sr., for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7,  2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Serving wine samples from Bella Terra Vineyards, (from left), Jay Bell, owner, joins Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department member, John Storey, Sr., for a photo during the Youngwood Area Business Association wine tasting, held at the Youngwood Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018.

Jay and Joanna Bell, owners of Bella Terra Winery in Hunker, poured with a generous hand at the April 7 wine-tasting hosted by the Youngwood Area Business Association.

The Youngwood Fire Hall banquet room was done up like a trendy little bistro for the occasion, with twinkling lights and deep blue table linens.

Tim Bush of local classic rock band Hamilton Avenue provided acoustic music.

Greeting guests at the door were association President Sue Bossart and Vice President Dayna DiPasquale. Joining them as event organizers were officers Jamie Henry and Debbie Redding.

Bossart said all proceeds from the wine-tasting and other YABA fundraisers go back into the community in the form of scholarships, Christmas decorations and other improvements such as a new kitchen and roof at the Youngwood Area Park & Pool. The association also hosts the annual Light-up Night in November.

It's all in the name of strengthening the business climate, which strengthens the community, “one of the best places in the United States to live, work and raise a family,” according to the association's website.

Seen at the wine-tasting: Judy Spallino, Cindy Loughran, Dr. Larry and Helen Long, Mark Allison, Ryan and Jolene Naugle, Judy Wentzel, Rodney Little, Mark andRobin Roach, Ron andCarol Smith, Tim andDebbie Plesz, David andRebecca Kierski, Kimmel andDiane Schaefer and Youngwood MayorKris Long withMelissa Riffle.

— Shirley McMarlin

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