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Tickets available for Saturday’s Beef, Wine & More

Good food, good sips and a chance to raise money for a good cause.

Organizers of this year’s Beef, Wine & More fundraiser hope that will bring out the crowds this Saturday.

The 13th annual event is set for Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Nebraska Salt and Grain Conference Center. Tickets are $30 apiece and all proceeds from the event go to support the Gothenburg Agriculture Future of America (AFA) community scholarships and other chamber activities.

“We have lots of talented young people who benefit from our support of their continued agriculture education,” says committee member Heather Combs-Platter. “This event is a fun way to gather as a community, while also funding opportunities for the next generation of leaders in agriculture.”

Each year, Gothenburg area seniors pursuing ag degrees upon graduation are encouraged to apply for the scholarship, which includes a $3,200 academic award plus sponsorship to the AFA Leader’s Conference in Kansas City in the fall.

“Students come back from that experience energized and often a bit amazed at the caliber of the people they’ve been able to meet,” she says. “We love to hear stories where the conference helped connect students to internships or changed or strengthened their career goals.”

That makes the work of organizing the event worth it, Combs-Platter says.

Several Nebraska wineries, along with Lazy R W Distillery and Kinkaider Brewing Company will be represented at the tasting.

“It’s always a good time, and we’re especially looking forward to offering some new options, while keeping favorites from past years,” says Combs-Platter.

The menu will feature beef, pork, sides and desserts, and a variety of items will be up for bid during the live auction. There are a limited number of tickets available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 537-3505

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