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Annual Wine, Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting is Back for Kinship of the NorthSubmitted: 04/11/2013
Annual Wine, Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting is Back for Kinship of the North
Story By Lyndsey Stemm

RHINELANDER - The 6th annual Wine, Beer, Cheese, and Chocolate tasting will be back at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander this weekend.

Money raised at the event will go to Kinship of the North. Kinship helps Rhinelander kids by connecting them with adult mentors.

The fundraiser starts at 6:00 PM and will feature live music, raffles, and a silent auction.

You can buy tickets at Fun Factory Sweet Shop and Stoxen Pharmacy. You can also buy a ticket at the door.




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