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September 18, 2013

Wine’n and dining on the Chisholm Trail

DUNCAN — If you’re looking for a place to kick back, relax and enjoy the cooler temperatures this weekend, Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail is the place to be.

Wine, food and music are all included in the two-day event hosted by Duncan AMBUCS, which kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday at the W.T. Foreman Prairie House. Festivities will last until about 11 p.m. Friday, start back up again at 10 a.m. Saturday and end at about 7 p.m.

“Preparations are going pretty well,” said Donna Duwe, AMBUCS member. “It’s going to be a nice, relaxing evening under the stars.”

All funds raised go toward the AMBUCS cause, which is providing AmTrykes for children and adults who have a physical disability. These special mobility vehicles can cost at least $300 and some are more than $1,000.

Already this year, AMBUCS has purchased 6-7 AmTrykes because of referrals from Duncan Regional Hospital. There will be a couple of AmTrykes on-site to see.

“We’d like to raise a lot but we haven’t set a figure this year,” said Duwe. “It comes out to what it comes out. Duncan people really support our wine.”

There are four wineries attending the event from Oklahoma. You may purchase a glass, a bottle or even a whole case of wine from the vendors.

“The wineries can pretty much furnish any wine you want to taste and they are generous with their tastings,” said Duwe. “A lot of people purchase cases at the Wine’n. It’s the perfect time to buy.”

There also will be homemade desserts and sandwiches for purchase, as well as a cheese tasting booth. Awnings and tents will be up outside in case of rain, however, if the weather is bad, festivities will be moved inside the Prairie House.

“There will be music playing both days, the yard will be lit and it will be a nice time,” said Duwe. “In the past, most people like to set around and visit.”

Advance ticket purchase is requested. They can be bought by calling Duwe or David at 580-467-1375 or by visiting Tammy Johnson at the Main Street Duncan office. Tickets are limited.

“We are planning on 80 for dinner but we will have other tables and chairs set up,” said Duwe. “At last count, we had sold 40 tickets. I know a lot of people were waiting until this week to get them.”

Tickets will include the dinner and a wine glass. For those not eating dinner, wine glasses will be $10 for tastings. You must have a glass to enter the winery area.

A dinner of chicken parmesan, chicken fettuccine, Italian salad, breadsticks and dessert will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Wine’n goers are reminded the event is an 21 years and older event.

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