With over a year’s preparation, the 5th annual Wine Fair Cy-Fair was celebrated on Saturday, May 21st. Left with the stress and the aftermath of the recent flooding, the Cy-Fair community was more than ready to leave their worries behind and come out to this annual community event that celebrates everything inherently Cy-Fair.
Even with the threat of rain, attendance was strong with 3,500 people. Attendees were happily sipping and swinging to live music while visiting with Cy-Fair neighbors and businesses coming together in support of not one, not two but three great causes.
Wine Fair Cy-Fair is an annual fundraiser in support of on-going services provided by the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce who co-produce this event in conjunction with Food & Vine Time Productions.
The charity spotlight focus is on Reach Unlimited, founded in 1983, whose mission is to provide quality support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The vision will create a sustainable, secure environment where people with developmental disabilities may become all they are created to be. Along with the planned completion of Phase One of the Learning Activity Center (LAC), the agency offers the most comprehensive programs and services for people with intellectual and development disabilities in the greater Houston northwest. These programs and services include:
- Center for life-long learning
- Center for vocational development
- Supported employment
- Home and community-based services
- Community service
- Personal development
- Recreation and fitness
Due to the flooding of the area, Wine Fair also put additional fundraising efforts into place by creating a “Turning Water into Wine” event t-shirt with sales proceeds going directly to the Cy-Hope Flood Relief efforts.
None of this would have been possible without the support of Newquest Properties by providing the beautiful venue as well as the underwriting of some of the hard costs. It was the perfect location for the event. It is the support of all the sponsors who bring staffing, volunteers, financial underwriting and awareness that truly draw residents and businesses into the Cy-Fair community. Wine Fair Cy-Fair was a great success – looking forward to next year’s festivities!