Jan. 4, 2012 -- As always, the guests of the 24th annual Beast Feast proved to be a generous crowd helping the fight against blood cancer. Stone Hill Winery was able to raise more than $18,300 to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
The Great Stone Hill Beast Feast was held December 9th at Stone Hill Winery's pavilion and was hosted by the winery owners Jim and Betty Held. Stone Hill has done a lot to help the fight against cancer with over two decades of being a regular contributor and helping LLS with their cause.
This year's proceeds were the largest amount raised and exceeded past contributions. This was attributed to the generosity of the philanthropic guests who participated in the dinner, silent auction, live auction and donations to help LLS.
The dinner portion of this event is something special to behold. Guests are invited to dine and sample on a colorful array of diverse gourmet dishes from Wild Hog Swedish Meatballs and Salmon Mousse Canape to Roasted Barbecue Raccoon and Cherry Walnut Goose Ragout. Pheasant with Chambourcin Cranberry Coulis, Caribou Goulash, Espresso-Marinated Duck Breast and Southwestern Buffalo Bratwurst were among the other dishes to be included in the buffet.
The auctions proved to be a success because of the unique items being auctioned off that went along with the Beast Feast theme such as a custom-made ram's head footstool, which was sold for $425 as well as an outdoor rotisserie grill, a custom made Damascus steel blade hunting knife, and several bottles of Stone Hill's award-wining wines.
Additional big ticket items for the evening included a two-night stay at Mundwiller Inn guest house in Hermann, Missouri, for up to three couples, which sold for $425, and a 2006 Cardinals World Series beer sign, which raised $310. Topping the bidding for the night was a Pheasant Hunt at Boar Creek Pheasant Farm in Hermann, Missouri, which raised $500 for the evenings cause.
Stone Hill Winery has scheduled the 2012 Beast Feast for Friday, December 7, and it will be held in Stone Hill's heated pavilion. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society owes a great deal to Stone Hill Winery's efforts and offers many thanks. LLS appreciates the goodwill of all of the guests who attended this year's Beast Feast and looks forward to another success come December 2012.
For more information regarding the 2012 Beast Feast, please contact Kelly Wahl, LLS marketing coordinator at Kelly.Wahl@lls.org or (314)878-0780.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.