Adagio hosting Wine and Dine for a Canine this weekend


By Troy Brooks - [email protected]



Veteran Stefan LeRoy with his Canine Companions assistance dog Knoxville prepare to ride in the Ride 2 Recovery bike event.


Photo courtesy of Kathleen Smith

The Adagio Vineyards in Elkin is teaming up with Canine Companions to host Wine and Dine for a Canine this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the Canine Companions organization while enjoying food and wine with the chance to win prizes.

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization which works to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities other than blindness. The organization serves eight states with its headquarters located in California. Their services are free of charge. The owners of the Adagio Wineries are friends with some of the board members of the group and have given their support to the organization several times in the past.

“We’re thrilled. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to grow and let people know about our organization in a beautiful setting,” said Martha Johnson, public relations and marketing coordinator of Canine Companions. “The owners of Adagio Wineries have helped us support events in the past such as our Dog Fest Rock and Roll. “

Canine Companions will have some of its trained dogs at the dinner to demonstrate their services and representatives will talk about the organization. Some of the canine recipients also will be at the dinner to talk about their experiences with their dogs and to share their stories. Guests will have a chance to indulge in Adagio’s wines as well as partake in wine tours and socialize with both locals and people from outside of town.

“We’ve been a long time supporter of Canine Companions,” said Tim Walh of Adagio Vineyards. “We’ve done fundraisers for the organization in the past including one in Florida about two years ago and another one in Charlotte. This will give us an opportunity to raise awareness for a very good cause. We already have people coming from Charlotte and Raleigh as well as Elkin and Mount Airy.”

According to Walh, the event has about 20 people signed up with room for 10 to 20 more. Tickets are $25, and include food and wine. All proceeds will be benefiting Canine Companions for Independence.

For more information and to register, visit www.cci.org/AdagioEvent.

Troy Brooks may be reached at 336-258-4058 or a [email protected]

Veteran Stefan LeRoy with his Canine Companions assistance dog Knoxville prepare to ride in the Ride 2 Recovery bike event.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Stefan-bike-ride.jpgVeteran Stefan LeRoy with his Canine Companions assistance dog Knoxville prepare to ride in the Ride 2 Recovery bike event. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Smith

By Troy Brooks

[email protected]

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