Tour the World in 180 Minutes at Bridgewood Farms’ 8th Annual Wine Tasting Event

MainStreet America in Spring will host a fundraiser benefitting the clients of Bridgewood Farms on Saturday, April 16, 2016 beginning at 6:30 pm. The annual event, “Around the World in 180 Minutes” will be an evening of wine tasting along with Live and Silent Auctions. The public is invited to join the fun by purchasing a passport for entry into the event.

 Each participant will receive a wine glass with a handmade ceramic wine charm (made by Bridgewood Farms clients) and a passport. Attendees will travel through eighteen regions of the world getting their passport stamped while tasting wines of that region. Some of the auction items include a House for a week in Vail, Astros tickets and dinner for 12 in a private suite, and cooking classes donated by MainStret America.

Wine Event“Last year we had our best Wine Event ever raising the bar for this year’s expectations, Executive Director Flo Nelson said, adding, “All of the funds from the event help to  provide the necessary programs and services for our clients.”

Founded in 1967, Bridgewood Farms has a mission to provide programs and services to enable individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to reach their highest potential through training and life experiences that build self-esteem and promote personal independence. Bridgewood Farms serves over 100 teens and adults with opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives.

Bridgewood Farms programs are targeted toward physical, emotional, and social well-being. Clients train for Special Olympics in the gymnasium, participate in classroom skills to learn basic nutrition, money management, housekeeping, social interaction, and reading that are specific to the individual and their needs. Other programs include respite care, pre-vocational training, horticulture, ceramics, and adult continuing education.

Spain will be the highlighted wine region with Lawrence + Leblanc Catering serving complementary taste bites that reflect this rich epicurean region.  Sponsors to date include Décor Builders Hardware, CB&I, Kwikset, and Audio Visual Pro Group. Additional Sponsorship opportunities can be found at

Passports for entry to the event can be purchased online at ($75 in advance and $85 at the door). Additional auction items can be donated by contacting Flo Nelson at 936-856-6460 Monday through Friday.

The success of our community is dependent on individuals working together. Bridgewood Farms requests the public to both share and support what we do to help individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities throughout Montgomery County and surrounding areas. Everyone is entitled to feel special. Bridgewood Farms is place where happiness abounds, where peer pressure does not exist and freedom takes on new meaning to improve the quality of life for the clients.

Bridgewood Farms is located on 53 acres serving clients through day programs, respite programs, pre-vocational programs, and other social, wellness, and educational programs for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to promote self-esteem and personal independence. The day program is open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-5:30pm, programming is 9:30am- 4:00pm, the after school program is 2:00pm-5:30pm, the respite program is offered 7:00am 9:30am, and then again from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm to help families. Donations are tax-deductible and critical to the operating budget. Located at 11680 Rose Road I Conroe, visitors may schedule a visit to volunteer or receive services.

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