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'Taste of Tuscany' this Friday

At the last meeting of the "Taste of Tuscany" fundraising event committee, the Ellsworth Community School District Foundation announced a partial list of prizes to be up for silent auction.

Among the prizes up for auction include a four-member family pack at the Minnesota Zoo, tickets to the St. Paul Saints, a Minnesota Wild Cookbook, a pass for Metropolis Water Park in Eau Claire, dinner theatre passes at Chanhassen Dinner Theater, golf package for four at Kilkarney Hills Golf in River Falls, detailing tickets, original art painting by a local artist, two club level tickets from the Milwaukee Brewers, and a football autographed by the World Champion Green Bay Packers.

Missy Ryden and other committee members reported a good response to requests for prizes. Money will be raised at the "Taste of Tuscany" at Vino in the Valley this Friday for the foundation. The event will feature an appearance by Colleen Raye, wine tasting and a dinner under the pavilion. There will also be horse drawn wagon rides along the scenic Rush River.

Social hour begins at 4:30 p.m., dinner starts at 5 p.m. and runs until approximately 8:00 p.m.

If having an item to contribute to the auction, contact Sue Hinck at


Tickets for this cause are $35 and can be purchased from the school or any member of the committee.