The second annual Mingler at the Mills food and beverage fundraiser last month raised $5,500 to benefit Reach Child and Youth Development Society and local children with special needs.
Hosts Tsawwassen Mills and Boston Pizza ensured guests enjoyed endless appetizers while they listened to jazz, socialized and sampled artisan beer, fine wine and spirits.
Beverage sponsors included Four Winds Brewing, Parallel 49 Brewing, Steamworks Brewing, Steel & Oak Brewing, Delf Wines, Indigenous World Winery, Select Wines, Goodridge & Williams Distilling and Bremners.
Saks 5th Avenue fall fashions were modelled by Reach Foundation directors and 12 high quality door prizes were awarded from mall vendors, Pacific Breeze Winery and The Drinks List. There was also a raffle boasting luggage and swag from Tommy Hilfiger with a barbecue as the grand prize courtesy of Bass Pro Shops.
“The incredible sponsors and volunteers engaged in sharing samples combined with the chatter and laughter of guests enjoying the event while supporting children with needs created a lively, positive vibe that warrants a huge thank you to everyone involved,” said Reach development manager Kristin Bibbs.