Sickles Market To Host Wine And Cheese Tasting To Benefit Holiday Express

October 26, 2011
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Sickles Market’s Wine and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser to Benefit Holiday Express will be held in the Sickles Market greenhouse, Little Silver, 7 – 10 p.m. on Friday, November 4.
Once again, Sickles Market will dress up its greenhouse in holiday style, serve gourmet foods, artisanal cheeses and pour premium wines. The event – which is denim casual – will offer live entertainment by some of the best talent from the Holiday Express band; a silent auction brimming with rare, collectible wines; and a live auction that includes the hugely popular Wine Crawls – progressive tours of some of the Jersey Shore’s best private wine cellars.

Sickles Market Cheesemongers Diana Pettit & Meghan Mullaney Walker were busy serving award-winning cheeses throughout the evening at last year’s fundraiser for Holiday Express.

Founded in 1993 by Tim McLoone, Holiday Express is comprised of more than 600 volunteers – including over 70 professional musicians – Holiday Express delivers music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to adults andchildren who are physically and mentally disabled, living with AIDS or homeless, as well as the isolated elderly and others.

“We are thrilled to once again help raise funds for Holiday Express,” said Bob Sickles. “The last event raised over $80,000 and we hope to raise even more this year. We salute the mission of Holiday Express and share its values of genuinely caring for our neighbors in need.”
Sponsors to date are Chris and Lauren Andreach, Brand Aromatics, Anthony and Pamela Diaco, John and Janet Giunco, Kitschens Hospitality Group, McCann Systems, Monmouth Medical Center, the Komar family, Ready for Birth, Rumson Wine & Spirits and Salt Creek Grille.
Last year’s event was sold out so attendees are urged to reserve tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are $125 and sponsorships are available. To reserve tickets or for information on sponsorships call Tori Sickles at 732.741.9563. Or, purchase tickets online at

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