The Riverbank Chamber of Commerce had an information booth at the Cheese and Wine festival this past October where they had handouts for guests that stopped by as well as a drawing to win a set of commemorative Cheese and Wine glasses.
There was no purchase necessary and there would be no future contact unless the person was drawn as the winner.
Riverbank Chamber of Commerce board member Marlene Champlin explained that she believes there would have been more participants in the drawing if they were not so leery of being put on some call or email list.
“This year’s Riverbank Chamber of Commerce information booth in addition to information about the festival also sold this year’s commemorative glasses and through a collaborative effort with the City, offered historic commemorative glasses and merchandise for sale dating back to the first year of the festival, 1977,” added Champlin.
The winner selected in the drawing was Modesto resident Alice Quayle who was presented the prize on Monday, Nov. 2 at the City Council Chambers.
“I have been going to the Cheese and Wine since it started in 1977, I do not believe I have missed a year,” said Quayle. “When I first started attending the Wine and Cheese festival I bought glasses, most of them ended up broke and so eventually I quit collecting them.”
Quayle explained that her father passed away in August 2003 and he had two wine glasses from every year starting in 1977 through 2002.
“My sister and I were each given a complete set of glasses,” added Quayle. “In 2003 and every year since I have gone to the Wine and Cheese and bought two wine glasses, one for me and one for my sister so we each have a complete set.”
Expressing the enjoyment of the festival this year, Quayle’s favorite part of the event is walking up and down the street visiting the vendors and having a bite to eat.
“I am really happy and excited that I won,” stated Quayle.