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HBEF Wine Walk Raises $20,000 For Schools

In its first staging, the sip and stroll evening produces a win for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation.

Its promotional literature may have simply called it a Wine Walk, but it obviously was much more, raking in $20,000 for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation.

With wine glasses labeled as the First Annual Wine Walk and a sell-out crowd of 250, the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation's inaugural event was a huge success.

The all-volunteer HBEF was helped by a large list of of donors that included Hermosa eateries: Abigaile, Boardwalk Burgers, Chef Melba's Bistro, Club 705, Establishment, Fritto Misto, Gum Tree Cafe, Mediterraneo, Palmilla Tequila & Cocina, Silvios Brazilian BBQ, The Bottle Inn, The Rockefeller, Uncle Stavros, Frosted Cupcakery, Paciugo Gelato Caffe, Sugar Goblin and Two Guns Espresso, the final entry from Manhattan Beach. Other donors included Uncorked and Fiji Water.

Wines poured during the event included DAOU, Foley Estates, Gallo, Justin, Landmark, Louis M. Martini, One Hope, Rutherford Hill, William Hill and Zaca Mesa, said Laurie Baker, an HBEF volunteer in charge of public relations.

The Parker, Starr, Doody, Gannon and Harrison families opened up their homes and yards for the event, which was held on one block of Power Street.

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