Second Annual Grape Stomp I Benefit for Meals On Wheels smashing success | SierraSun.com

Second Annual Grape Stomp I Benefit for Meals On Wheels smashing success

Marianne M. Porter
Special to the Sun

Marianne M. PorterLeslie Williams, left, and Lauren Schaake-Hudson from the Soroptimist Stompers team, wore purple and grapes at the Stomp Out Hunger event.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212;-Truckee River Winery provided the perfect setting for the 2nd Annual Grape Stomp, a bit of sloppy pre-event fun the night before Truckee’s Annual Wine, Walk and Shop. The early autumn hoot-of-an-evening drew 10 teams of four competing for the most juice stomped in two minutes, the most creative costumes, and the sloppiest stains. By the final stomp-off, grapes were flying high.

Throughout the hour, three rounds of teams manned their barrels, then the crowd counted down with announcer Jim Porter: and#8220;Three, two one!and#8221; and the stomping began. With a flurry of hands and feet squeezing, pushing, and unclogging the spigot of grape skins and stems, juice oozed into glass pitchers while each team angled to earn the highest volume. Judges Carol Sesko, Richard Anderson, Bob Hartsfield and Katy Jones took their jobs seriously between flavorful sips of Truckee River Wine.

The Greedy Geezers from Sierra Senior Services took first place for highest volume; The Pour House’s Wine Crazed Women and Dionysus’s Three Po’ Ho’s and A Po’ Bro earned best style; and Porter-Simon’s Grape Goddesses fought their way into first place for best stains after an energetic grape fight with the Soroptimist Stompers.

Music by Ben Jammin’ appetizers and wine tastings were included in the $15 entry fee which benefits the Truckee/North Tahoe Meals On Wheels program provided by Sierra Senior Services.

Get your teams ready for next year!

For information, call Sierra Senior Services at 530-550-7600.

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Oct. 10: Bingo with Sierra 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room

Oct. 11: Senior exercise class, strength and balance, 10 a.m. in the Community Room, must sign up

Oct. 12: Arts and crafts, 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Oct. 14: Flu shots, 10-11:30 a.m. in the laundry room. Must sign up and have paperwork.

Oct. 17: Senior Interviews with Our Kids, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Community Room

Oct. 18: Senior exercise class, strength and balance, 10 a.m. in the Community Room, must sign up

Oct. 19: Bingo with the Lopez Family, 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Oct. 20: Arts and crafts, 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room

Oct. 25: Senior exercise class, strength and balance, 10 a.m. in the Community Room, must sign up

Oct. 26: Blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m. in the Community Room

Oct. 28: Happy Birthday for October birthdays, lunch time in the Community Room

Oct. 28: 7th Annual Pasta on the Lake is Friday, Oct. 28, 5-9 p.m., at the North Tahoe Events Center. Tickets are $20 advance, purchase online at http://www.sierraseniors.org, and $25 at the door. Appetizers. Pasta buffet. No host bar. Silent auction. Raffle. Ice cream bar. Bingo and fun! Benefits local Meals On Wheels and Senior Nutrition programs.

Oct. 31: Trick or Treat with the Preschool Kids, 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Dance with the Vibra-Tones

Tai Chi Class every Thursday 10-11 a.m. in the Community Room, free open to all!

Visit http://ttseniorscouncil.org or more information and volunteer opportunities