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Altra’s Raise Your Glass tasting event to benefit Great Rivers United Way

Great Rivers United Way has been there for the community for more than 70 years, uniting people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities.



Great Rivers United Way supports 52 local programs in our community to improve lives and strengthen communities.

This Wednesday is Altra Federal Credit Union’s 5th Annual Raise Your Glass tasting event to benefit GRUW. Join a fun-filled evening of live music by Fly Casual, a bottle raffle, and samplings from the Coulee Region’s best chefs, brewers, distillers, and vintners.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at The Greenhouse at Bittersweet (map). The event will run until 8:30 p.m.

Cheryl Dutton, Altra’s Chief Marketing Officer, said there will be be local vintners, breweries, distilleries, and food pairings at Wednesday’s fundraiser, including cupcakes.

La Crosse Distilling Company has crafted a signature cocktail for the event available for $9 at the event. The Best Life cocktail features their Fieldnotes black pepper infused gin, lime, simple syrup, and other ingredients.

Tickets are $30 in advance online or $35 at the door.

The event will feature a silent auction. Dutton said there’s a lot of baskets, tickets, and gift cards up for bids, plus big ticket items like golf outings, a Winter Waterfront Cabin Getaway, and a pontoon rental.

Those who are unable to attend the event can also bid online here.

Tracy has worked at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 2004. She is half of the Z93 Morning Buzz with Brittany and Ballzer and coordinates Z93's charity, Zcare. She writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse and announces for the Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby team.

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