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Date Set for Raise Your Glass to CIS
News Release
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Wine Event Benefiting At Risk Students

The 7th annual Raise Your Glass to CIS wine event will be held April 16 at Bay Oaks Country Club. The event will benefit Communities In Schools-Bay Area, a dropout prevention program serving 15 campuses in Clear Creek and Dickinson ISDs.

The event will start at 2:30 p.m. with a champagne toast and will include "speed" tasting. Ten sommeliers/wine educators will move from table to table presenting wines. Also included in the Raise Your Glass to CIS will be a wine pull, designer purse silent auction and a grilled steak dinner.

Chairman of the wine event is Melinda Mintz. Grand Cru Underwriter is MaximGroup, an Assured Partners company. This event is held in conjunction with the Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament.

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Sponsorships are still available.

For reservations or more information, contact Hillary Gramm at 281-486-6698 or To learn more about the Communities In Schools-Bay Area dropout prevention program, visit

Pictured: Announcing the 7th annual Raise Your Glass to CIS are (from left) Hillary Gramm, resource development director for Communities In Schools-Bay Area; Melinda Mintz, wine event committee chairman, and Amy Corron Power, lead sommelier. The wine tasting will be held April 16 at Bay Oaks Country Club.

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