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Get a taste of the swiss chocolate fountain from Van Otis Chocolates. Courtesy photo.




Wine & Chocolate fundraiser

When: Saturday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Where: Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester
Tickets cost $30. See manchesteranimalshelter.org.




Indulge for the animals
Wine & Chocolate fundraiser supports shelter

10/22/15
By Allie Ginwala aginwala@hippopress.com



Show your love of animals and indulge in fine wine and chocolate at Manchester Animal Shelter’s annual Wine & Chocolate fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 24.

“It has grown so much over the years,” shelter manager Shelley Greenglass said in a phone interview. “I’ve seen it start out with like 100 people and I believe it’s up to about 250 people.”
While the number of attendees may have grown over the seven years of the event, the core components of the fundraiser have remained relatively the same. 
“There is plenty of chocolate and wine going around,” she said.
One highlight for many attendees is the chocolate fountain from Van Otis Chocolates.
“They have tables worth of marshmallows and pretzels and strawberries and anything you can think of, it’s there to dip under the chocolate,” she said. “And eclairs. It’s like chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.”
Janet DeJesus, customer service representative for Van Otis Chocolates, said the fountain is filled with the shop’s beloved Swiss fudge, which she said is well-suited for dipping all kinds of fruit and Rice Krispies bites.
“It’s just the ingredients they put into it are creamy and melt in your mouth,” she said of the Swiss fudge.
Held at the Derryfield Country Club, the fundraiser will also feature hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and tables filled with items for the silent auction. A live auction will be held halfway through the evening, with items to bid on like a Hampton Beach rental, two Jet Blue tickets, two Southwest Airlines tickets, artwork and gift certificates to local restaurants and spas. One popular raffle is for the chance to win 52 bottles of wine.
“So that’s like one bottle a week for a year and it’s all different kinds of wine,” Greenglass said.
Proceeds from the fundraiser help support programs at the shelter like Quick Fix, which helps lower-income people who need their cats fixed or spayed, and Fix a Pit, which spays, neuters and provides vaccinations to the pitbulls of Manchester residents for free. 
“We have one of the smallest staffs in New Hampshire,” Greenglass said. “Everything goes back to the animals.” 





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