14 July 2015

Hills for Everyone Stop Madrona Winetasting Fundraiser

As part of its continuing efforts to halt the 162-unit Madrona housing project, approved last summer for 367 acres on the north side of Carbon Canyon between Olinda Village and the county line in Brea, Hills for Everyone, which has spearheaded the movement, is hosting a winetasting fundraiser.

The event is being held on Saturday, 25 July from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at the home of Don and Suzanne Hodson in the Oak Tree Downs community in the Chino Hills section of Carbon Canyon.  Ascension Cellars of Paso Robles will be there to pour wine and guests can also purchase from Ascension at the event.

In fact, here's an excellent description of the event from Eric Johnson, Olinda Village resident and a key player in the fight against Madrona:
Ascension Cellars (of Paso Robles) will pour a variety of wines, which will be paired with carefully selected foods.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the oak dotted hillsides, the fabulous wine, and the great company.  Be sure to bring your wallet as there will be a small silent auction and an opportunity to buy the wine directly from Ascension Cellars.
Tickets are $50 per person or $80 per couple through this Saturday the 18th.  After that date, prices increase to $70 per person or $100 per couple.

Paid reservations are required, so to order online using PayPal, please click here.   Instructions for paying by check are also available through the link, which provides background, as well, on Ascension Cellars.

Once tickets are ordered, an e-mail will provide all the information needed to get to the event.

The lawsuit filed by Hills for Everyone, the California Native Plant Society, the Sierra Club, and the Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, is now in process at Orange County Superior Court and the fundraiser will help provide support for that effort.

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