Latin Night Food and Wine Tasting 2017

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4th Annual Spring Wine Tasting Brings Crowd
for High Tech High School Students

April 27, 2017 (North Bergen, NJ) – The HCST Foundation’s annual spring Wine Tasting fundraiser took place on Thursday, April 27th, 2017, bringing a number of parents, teachers, administrators and community members out to support High Tech High School’s students, announced Silverio A. Vega, Development Coordinator of the HCST Foundation.

This year’s take on the Latin Night theme saw a Cuban bent, with a Havana Room sponsored by La Isla Restaurant who also provided passed hors d’oeuvres. As with previous iterations, Sparrow Wine and Liquors, of Hoboken, provided over 150 Latin American and Spanish wines, as well as the spirits for a mojito bar in addition to numerous craft beers. In another successful return, the Sammy Galvez Band provided the soundtrack for the fundraiser.

HCST Foundation President Daniel Gans said this year’s spring event was a success, adding “As this is the fourth iteration of the Spring Wine tasting, it is safe to say this evening is an integral part of our annual fundraising mission. This year, as in years past, we’ve helped make good on our mission to support the HCST community. I thank all of the supporters and organizers of this event on behalf of the Foundation.”

HCST district Superintendent Frank J. Gargiulo explained the significance of the event as it relates to the HCST community: “The spring wine tasting marks the beginning of the end of the school year and, as such, is a time to celebrate, reflect, and set goals for the future. My thanks to everyone who supported this event.”

Silverio A. Vega, Development Coordinator of the Foundation, adds, “The wine tasting, like every fundraiser we host, contributes to a larger whole. I am grateful for all of the vendors and donors, as well as the parents, educators and community members, who made this night a success.”

Total Net Profit $12,512.34

The next fundraising endeavor for the HCST Foundation will be the annual Golf Outing, scheduled to take place on June 29, 2017, at the Preakness Valley Golf Course in Wayne, NJ.


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