Third Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest Sets New Records!

September 30th, 2016

On Thursday, September 29th, The Arc of Essex County held its third annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston. The night was one for the record books, attracting more vendors and attendees than ever before. The evening featured a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, awards ceremony, and capped off with fine wine, craft beer, spirits, and restaurant samplings from more than 40 local establishments.

The funds raised will directly support The Arc’s many programs and services that assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Essex County.

As attendees perused the local fare, they silently bid on a variety of auction items, such as a dream Disney vacation, round-trip airfare, and a wine and cheese party for 12 with limo service, to name a few.

As always, The Arc honored the individuals and groups who have been integral to the agency’s success, including:

  • Corporate Partner Award:  Embassy Suites of Parsippany
  • Public Partner Award:  John Duthie, Mayor of Roseland
  • Community Partner Award:  Rotary Club of Livingston

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Herb Lev, a past president, committee chair, trustee, member at large, and current advisor on the Board of Directors for The Arc of Essex County, for his amazing and unwavering support of The Arc for more than 40 years.  

“On behalf of The Arc of Essex County, I’d like to congratulate all of our honorees on their well-deserved recognition,” said Linda Lucas, Chief Executive Officer for The Arc of Essex County. “The 2016 honorees have lent tremendous support and leadership to The Arc of Essex County for many decades. Their contributions are instrumental to our success and it is our honor to recognize them for their efforts.” 

The entire event could not have been possible without the help of our sponsors: PwC, Oratory Prep, TD Bank, Bird Pharma Consulting, LLC, Primepoint, LLC, Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP, and PSE&G.

This year’s Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest was a success thanks to every vendor, sponsor, honoree, attendee, volunteer, donor, and staff member who assisted. The event will return next fall! If you know of any restaurants, breweries, or wine vendors interested in participating, please contact The Arc of Essex County’s Director of Development and Communication, Heather Comstock at 973-535-1181 x 1224.