Let’s detail what it takes to host one of the country’s biggest fundraisers.
The elaborate invitations for the 2022 Naples Winter Wine Festival are whole boxes delivered to attendees, looking like children’s books with tabs to pull. The woman behind all the decorations and invitations, Shirley Welsh, says it was all intentional.
Welsh started working on the design for the festival in February 2021, saying one had to set the tone early.
“If you just get a one-page invitation that doesn’t say, ‘Come and spend some money,’ and really really… we want you to bid, we want you to take it. get an auction item,” Welsh said.
All money raised during Saturday’s festive auction will go directly to local nonprofits working for children. In the 21 years of the festival, it has raised $220 million.
Join WINK News at 7 p.m. Thursday for a special report, “Taste for Help,” in which you will be introduced to some of the children the festival has helped and provided. An exclusive look at what it takes to put on an elaborate event.
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