On Sunday, October 2nd, B&C’s Jacque Bos and Sean Guldi enjoyed a day of delicious food and wine – all for a good cause. St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAiRA) presented the 7th annual Food & Wine Festival where guests enjoyed tasty food from 17 area restaurants and had the opportunity to taste over 100 unique wines.
While guests enjoyed a beautiful October day at the River House, they were also supporting the Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine (BCGSA). Over the past seven years, SAiRA has raised over $110,000 in support of the life-changing programs offered by the BGCSA. The Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine provides after-school programs to neighborhood children ages six to 18. Most of the children who attend programs at the club are at a greater risk of poverty, failing school, and engaging in risky behavior. The BGCSA looks to change those risks and give these children a bright future.
Thanks to funds raised by SAiRA and the Food & Wine Festival, the Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine is closer to their goal of helping children become “responsible, productive and caring citizens.” 98% of their club members have not entered the juvenile justice system and 45% are honor roll students.
Jacque and Sean had a wonderful time enjoying the variety of food from local restaurants and taking in the view of the Intracoastal Waterway from the veranda of the River House. Best of all, they were able to spend a day with friends while supporting a wonderful cause.
To learn more about SAiRA, visit http://staugustinerestaurants.com/. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine or to donate to their cause, visit http://www.bgcnfsjc.org/.