Drink Red! Wear Red! returns Friday night in Avon
AVON, Colorado Drinking red wine is not only good for your health, it can help local youth organizations, and in turn, local kids, too. The annual Drink Red! Wear Red! event, hosted by the Vail Valley Wine Auction, returns to Eagle County Friday evening. Proceeds from the event benefit the Vail Valley Rotary Club and the Eagle River Youth Coalition, two local non-profit organizations dedicated to helping local students succeed.Drink Red! Wear Red! will take place Friday at Avondale restaurant in the new Westin Riverside Resort & Spa in Avon. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $95. The rules for the event are simple, said Carolyn Connolly, event organizer. You must come wearing red, she said. Everything will be red, down to the lights in the restaurant and the signature drinks red wine and raspberry vodka. (Its the) best event in the valley, said Barbara Scrivens, previous event organizer. It brings a diverse, fun and entertaining group together. Along with food prepared by Avondale chefs, guests will be served wine from 20 wineries. Silent auction items include magnums of wine, home goods from Slifer Designs, a $1,000 bracelet from Kimberly Jewelers and toys from Wishes Toy Store in Avon.Local funk band Flux 5 will perform. I think the bands going to rock out this year; they have a large following. Bring your dancing shoes, said Mary Ferero, a Vail Valley Wine Auction board member. E-mail comments about this story to firstname.lastname@example.org.