Wednesday, June 29 2022

A popular fundraiser that has been sidelined for the past two years is set to make its long-awaited return.

That’s good news for the many supporters of the relatively new Pizza, Wine & Beer Tasting event, including Ed Wurtzbacher of the Allen Park Community Civic Fund, who serves as the event’s chair.

“If this year’s event were to have a theme, it would definitely be ‘A Well Deserved Night On The Town’ after being locked down during the COVID pandemic,” Wurtzbacher said. “This event is a great opportunity for 21+ year olds to go out at night in support of our library.”

A pizza, wine and beer tasting will be held from 6-9 p.m. June 16 at the Allen Park Community Center (Civic Arena), 15800 White Ave. Pizza is provided by local businesses. Those who attend will also find a wide selection of Michigan craft beers and local wines.

To add to the atmosphere, the event will have a DJ playing some of your favorite tunes, as well as a dance floor for those inspired by the music. 50/50 raffles and poker chips will also be available.

The last Pizza, Wine & Beer Tasting fundraiser, held in 2019, was only the fourth in the event’s brief history, but in that short time it has proven to be a well-attended event that has allowed to raise thousands of dollars for local causes. such as city parks, the historic home of Allen Park, and “Stop the Bleed” training.

This year’s event will benefit the Allen Park Public Library and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

The Allen Park Citizens Civic Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by a group of residents to provide support to new and existing community organizations to meet unmet community needs.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Participants must be at least 21 years old and proper identification is required.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Allen Park Community Center during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased online at FB.com/AllenParkCCF or AllenParkCCF.org via PayPal.

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