Ana Ramirez (center) and Kim DeChicchio-Sanchez line up to sample wine from Integrity Wines Saturday evening at the Evening of Wine & Roses at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. The 39th annual silent auction and fundraiser, presented by the Community Health Trust of the Pajaro Valley, supports health and wellness services for the Pajaro Valley. The three-hour event included wine and craft beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres by local restaurants, an auction and a raffle. A total of 400 tickets were sold for the event. “Many local businesses and individuals contribute time and resources to make Wine & Roses happen. Year after year, we are grateful for their support, which benefits health and wellness programs in our community,” said Executive Director DeAndre James.
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Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.
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