WEIRTON - A wine tasting to raise scholarship funds for students in Brooke and Hancock counties will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 30 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds.
In its second year, Wine in the Woods will support scholarships available to business students at Brooke, Weir, Weirton Madonna and Oak Glen high schools, said Gino Guglielmo, founder of the Guglielmo Scholarship Foundation.
Admission is $15 for the event, which will include samples of wines made by hobbyists and professionals, entertainment by a Dean Martin impersonator and disc jockey playing jazz music and Chinese auction.
There also will be a 50-50 drawing and food and crafts for sale at the outdoor event, which will be held rain or shine because there are shelters at the picnic grounds.
Attendees must be 21 years old.
More than 300 attended last year's event, which raised $6,000 for scholarships, Guglielmo said.
This year the foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to Josh Marosi and Adam Mortimer, both of Brooke High School; Dakota Johnson of Weir High School, and Robbie Bottorf, a Brooke graduate studying business at West Virginia University.
Marosi also plans to attend WVU and major in mechanical engineering. Mortimer plans to attend West Liberty University and major in criminal justice.
The two successfully completed the Global 21 state examination for career technical students and were active members of the Brooke chapters of Future Business Leaders of America and Interact, said their instructors.
A Weir High School graduate and real estate investor, Guglielmo said rental of the former Comcast building on New York Boulevard in Weirton also will support the scholarship fund.
For information about the fund and eligibility requirements, visit www.mycashforcollege.com or call (304) 723-7381.