Wine enthusiasts and arts patrons came together at the annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit
Wine enthusiasts and arts patrons came together at the annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit, which netted more than $260,000 for The Wooden Floor, a nonprofit that brings dance and performance education year-round to students across Orange County. Held at Big Canyon Country Club, the sold-out event welcomed more than 280 guests and marked the organization’s 30th anniversary year. Guests sipped a selection of 14 highly rated, rare wines from around the world, which were donated by honorary co-chairs and premier sponsors John and Janice Markley. Following a Champagne toast, students shared their personal stories of time spent at The Wooden Floor. Executive Director Dawn S. Reese also thanked attendees; with their support, the organization has helped 100 percent of its program graduates complete high school on time and enroll in higher education for the past nine consecutive years. —A.H.