Finger Lakes winery donates wines, wine glasses for April 21 Mud Ball

Bill Merritt, the owner of Merritt Estate Winery in the Finger Lakes, continues his very generous ways when it comes to Tupper Lake community projects.
Bill, the father of Tupper Lake music teachers Liz Cordes and Laura Davison, this week donated four cases of four varieties of his wine to this month's Mud Ball, the first fundraiser of the new Tupper Arts organization at the train station. Bill has been a generous supporter of many Tupper Lake benefits in the past including the Snowball.
Not only will Bill's wines be showcased and served at the April 21 event, he has donated nearly 300 souvenir wine glasses imprinted with the new logo of Tupper Arts, so almost everyone who attends the charity Mud Ball will have a keepsake of the evening.
Tickets to the event will go on sale later this week at a number of local venues including Well Dressed Food, Larkins' Deli, Tupper Lake Supply, Tupper Lake Free Press, Boulevard Wine and Spirits, the village office and Cabin Fever Floral and Gifts.  There are expected to be a  number of people around town selling tickets for Tupper Arts.  Some of those folks include Joni Stuart, Lynn Quinn, Liz Cordes, Shannon Bradley, Donna Sloan, Katie Stuart and Donna Donnelly. Tickets will also be available at the door that evening.  Jill Trudeau at the Adirondack Club and Resort is helping to coordinate the ticket sales.
Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the new web site launched by the new arts organization, tupperarts.com and hit the “donate” button.
In last week's issue an advertisement put the ticket price at $50.  They are, in fact, only $25 per person.