Ocean Edge Sept. 17 Wine & Food Festival To Benefit Hole In The Wall Camps

Looking for some great wine, excellent fare and a worthy cause?

Take in the first annual Ocean Edge Wine & Food Festival on Route 6A in Brewster on Saturday, Sept. 17 to benefit Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps for children with serious illnesses. The festival will be held from 4 pm until 9 pm on Ocean Edge’s newly renovated property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, and will feature five celebrity guest chefs from Ireland, Boston and New York, as well as reserved wines from around the world.

Newspaper columnist and Hyannisport summer resident Mike Barnicle, host of a radio program on WTKK-FM in Boston and a regular commentator to NBC, MSNBC and Channel 5’s Chronicle, is honorary chairman of the event.

The evening will include a silent auction, a live auction and overnight packages at Ocean Edge.

Tickets are $175 and all of the proceeds will go to the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps. To purchase tickets, visit the camp website at www.holeinthewallcamps.org or call Ocean Edge at 508-896-4880, Ext. 1479.

“It’s a commendable cause,” said Greg O’Brien of Codfish Press, spokesperson for the event. “At the Ocean Edge festival, you can experience some of the greatest wine and food in the world, and the joy of making a difference in the lives of children who need our help. It’s worth every dollar.”

At the Sept. 17 festival, Ocean Edge’s five star Executive Chef Michael Gregory will headline a team of culinary experts, including Johnson & Wales’ Frank Terranova, five-star chef and host of Cooking with Class, aired on NBC in Providence. In addition, Joe Elliott, a four-star chef from The Westin Great Southern Hotel in Columbus, Ohio and Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Ga. will join the culinary masters.

The event will offer a variety of estate wines including BV; Sterling; Geyser Peak; Chalone; Franciscan Estates; Landmark; Lolonis; Miner Family; Mt. Veeder; Niebaum Coppola; Quintessa; Rudd; Truchard, David Ramey; Tony Truchard; Old Bridge Cellars (d'Arenberg); Guy Saget; DuBoeuf; Billaud Simon; Schlumberger/Spaar; Chapoutier; Alegria; Winebow; Goldwater; Crossings; and "57 Main Street" Wine Co. In addition, guests will enjoy a Champagne Garden (LP Roeder; Moet; Sophia; Pommery; Westport River), a Microbrew Pavilion, and a Port Pavilion.

Presenting Sponsors include Ocean Edge Resort & Club, Corcoran Jennison, & United Liquors, Other Sponsors include: L Knife & Sons, The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group in New York, and several media sources, such as Boston Magazine, Community Newspaper Company, Cape Cod Life, Channel 5, Clear Channel Outdoor, Greater Media, www.localwineevents.com, and www.yankeemagazine.com.

Hole in the Wall Camps, in select sites around the world, are the largest family of camps for children with serious illness and life threatening conditions. Children with cancer, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, and many other conditions come to Camp to experience the simple joys of childhood, without compromising any of their medical needs thanks to our state-of-the-art medical care. To date, nearly 100,000 seriously ill children from throughout the United States and 31 countries have attended Hole in the Wall Camps free of charge. Hole in the Wall Camps is a not-for-profit organization totally supported by charitable contributions. The camps are the vision of actor Paul Newman, who started the first camp in 1988 and has been the driving force ever since. Each Hole in the Wall Camp is a separate entity with its own distinct personality. They all share a common theme: to build self-esteem and restore joy to children who suffer from serious illnesses.

Hope to see you there.

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