News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Opinion

November 4, 2012

READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 4, 2012

Toast to staff at Country Club

On behalf of the Baesler family, Brian Reece and myself, I would like to extend a “well done!” to the stellar staff at The Country Club of Terre Haute for its masterful job in making our annual wine tasting event a rousing success. Hat tip to Shelby for her culinary expertise; the food was delicious.

Every autumn, Baesler’s Market partners with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to raise money for cancer research. In the past we have utilized other fine venues for our fundraiser, but the Country Club dovetails perfectly with our needs. My only question for Bob was: Why didn’t we think of this venue years ago?

Becky Woods and Randy Hutts (the general manager) are a class act. I should think it a daunting task to coordinate an event involving 300 people; especially one in which food and wine are the main focus. I know, for me, it would pose a logistical nightmare. But they make it appear effortless. I suppose that speaks volumes about their marvelous managerial skills. At Baesler’s we know a thing or two about providing quality customer service, and we appreciate it when we find ourselves on the receiving end.

Great food, great wine and a great venue all contributing to a very worthy cause; it doesn’t get much better than that. (Special thanks to Gwen Hicks and Patty Wiely of the local Komen affiliate for the sensational way in which they decorated the place.)

In fairness, I can’t credit the Country Club staff for the gorgeous autumn trees or deer grazing on the golf course that greeted us as we drove up to the building, but I suspect that’s about all that did not bear their professional stamp that evening.

Next year, I will sleep easier the week before the event knowing that things are being left in their (very) capable hands. Lastly, thanks for finding us a terrific piano player on such short notice. Steve McCullough can tickle the ivories with the best of them.

— Reggie McConnell

Wine Consultant,

Baesler’s Market

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Opinion
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Easter Morning Delivery for Space Station Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Raw: Obamas Attend Easter Service Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Small Reactors Could Be Future of Nuclear Energy Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity