By DAVID A. WILSON
Saturday, April 27, is the date of the third annual "Wine, Dine and Win" fundraiser event for California Progress, Inc. (CPI).
The event includes a dinner catered by Burl Lutz and is a "Big Bucks" style event with winning tickets selected for various cash amounts, a silent auction, live auction, "50/50" tickets and a second chance drawing.
"Wine, Dine and Win" at Braykley Hall, Centertown, begins with a social time at 6 p.m., with the dinner of prime rib, a second meat, shrimp appetizers, mixed green salad, baked potato, seasoned green beans and dessert beginning at 6:30.
This event is the main fundraiser of the year for the CPI, an active, working 501(c)3 corporation.
Tickets are available from Larry Kent at Blankenship Insurance; Becky Lawson at Hawthorn Bank and Brandon Garber at Commerce Bank.
CPI has a well-deserved reputation for restoration of historic buildings in the city. Among the completed CPI projects, many of which were assisted through the Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credits, are the Finke Theatre, Moniteau County Historical Society building (the old post office), Wood Place Library (the old Ehrhardt building) and Smith-Burke Park (former site of the old Central Hotel).