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Sep 10, 2013

Janus Hosts Third Annual Dinner in the Vines

The 2013 Dinner in the Vines, one of Janus Youth Programs' largest fundraisers of the year, was held September 7 at ArborBrook Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon. Now in its third year, this special event has grown to more than 125 guests, providing an opportunity to enjoy some of the best food and wine the Northwest has to offer while supporting the youth and programs of Janus. 

Chef Jenn Louis of Lincoln Restaurant, Sunshine Tavern and Culinary Artistry, prepared an exquisite four-course dinner featuring local, organic ingredients from our own Food Works Farm.  Each course was paired with an ArborBrook wine and enjoyed while listening to live jazz. The beautiful fruit-filled vineyards, warm temperatures and setting sun rounded out the perfect backdrop for the evening. Dave and Mary Hansen, owners of ArborBrook Vineyards, donated a generous 20% of evening wine sales to Janus.

Left: Chef Jenn Louis; Right: Josh Sasaki and Chad Paulson’s group with Dave and Mary Hansen of ArborBrook Vineyards.

To see more photos from the event, visit the Janus Facebook page

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of ArborBrook Vineyards, Chef Jenn Louis, our corporate sponsors and all 127 attendees! Thank you for your contributions to this wonderful evening.

 

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Jan 18, 2018
Employee Spotlight—Washington Outreach Specialists

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