Monday, April 20, 2009

Sisson Family Fund Raiser

The Sisson Family Fund Raiser will be held on May 8, 2009, at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue, New York. Ben Sisson was a pioneering Long Island vineyard manager and his passing is a loss to the wine community. He died at the far-too-young age of 49, and leaves behind a wife and two young girls. At the fundraiser website it says:

The Sisson Family Fund has been set up in our friend Ben Sisson's memory to help financially support his wife Alice Wise and their children Ethan and Emma during these difficult times. Our primary goal is to enable Alice, Ethan and Emma to remain in their family home as the children mature and to allow the family to maintain a continuing quality of life within their community of family and friends. Our enduring friendship and love of Alice, Ben, Ethan and Emma will help Alice raise her beautiful children. Providing supplemental financial support is greatly needed over the next few years. We encourage all friends and family to attend our annual fundraiser in Ben Sisson's honor and to continue to tithe whenever possible. The joy Ben Sisson gave all of us in life, we can give back now, in love.

Even if you can't attend, you can contribute through a secure link.

Call out to wine afficianados. Can you contribute a bottle for a silent auction basket? If you can, send it to Lenn Thompson of Lenndevours, at:

Sisson Family Fund
c/o Lenn Thompson
39390 Main Road
Rt. 25
Peconic NY 11958

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for setting this site up and for helping me get some wines together for a "Blogger basket"

    Ben was not only a great guy, but he "got" blogging. He was a frequent reader of LENNDEVOURS and commented a lot -- often to correct me or give the vineyard manager's perspective. He will be missed by a great many people. I'd love to help his family in any way that I can.