Tickets available for Lion Wine and Cheese benefit April 9

The Lion Wine and Cheese Fundraising event returns to Luigi’s Villa on April 9.

The Lion Wine and Cheese Fundraising event returns to Luigi’s Villa on April 9.

Credit: Steve Harmic

DuBOIS, Pa. – Tickets are available for the annual DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) Lion Wine and Cheese fundraiser to support Penn State DuBois student services, activities, events and athletics. The event is planned for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Luigi's Villa, 800 West Weber Avenue in DuBois.  To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Laura Pentz at 814-375-4705 or [email protected]

Open to the public, this event will feature wine and cheese tasting, craft beer tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. Live and silent auctions, raffles, and other games of chance will also be held. The cost is $50 per person, with a table sponsorship opportunity available for $500. The table sponsorship includes seating and event entry fee for 10 people at a table that can be named for your business or for an individual.

Items crossing the auction block this year will include Penn State Hockey tickets, one massage a month for a full year from the Allure Spa at DuBois Dermatology, and dinner for eight at the Maple Shade Mansion in Brockway. In the past, those attending the Lion Wine and Cheese have had the opportunity to bid on popular prizes including a wine making experience from Starr Hill Winery of Curwensville, golf vacation packages, weekend getaways, Penn State Football tickets, club seats for Pittsburgh Pirates games, sports memorabilia, and more.

The Lion Wine and Cheese is organized annually by the DEF, the advisory board for Penn State DuBois, made up of business and community leaders who are invested in offering the best in higher education to individuals in Central Pennsylvania. Established in 1944, the DEF has been instrumental in funding the construction of three campus buildings: the Patrick Swift Building, the Mary Smeal Building, and the DEF Workforce Development Building. Proceeds from this event will have a direct impact on the student experience at Penn State DuBois, supporting activities that help to enrich the college experience.

Donations of auction items are being accepted for this event. To donate, contact Ken Nellis at 814-375-4857 or [email protected]