Monday, August 29, 2011

QAS 2011 Wine & Beer Tasting

Sarah found this upcoming fundraiser online, and suggested that we both attend. I figured I'd find out a little more about it, and share it with you all! Blue Hills Brewery in Canton, MA is partnering with Frozen Freddies, and the Quincy Animal Shelter (QAS) for the "Quincy Animal Shelter's 2011 Wine & Beer Tasting presented by Frozen Freddies."

The event is Friday September 23rd, 2011 from 6 - 9pm at the Kennedy Center (440 East Squantum Street in Quincy - near Marina Bay), and every ticket holder gets entered to win a $125 gas card. Tickets are just $30 and it includes samples of wine and beer, as well as light refreshments and entertainment. You can purchase your tickets at the Quincy Animal Shelter, or at the door.

Here is the full press release:


For immediate release

QUINCY, Massachusetts, July 28, 2011 – The Quincy Animal Shelter, Inc., (“Shelter”) announced today that it will be holding its sixth annual Wine and Beer Tasting presented by Frozen Freddies on Friday, September 23, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum Street, Quincy, Massachusetts.

Event goers will have the unique opportunity to learn about and sample distinctive wine and beer selections presented by local purveyors and regional brewers while enjoying light refreshments and live entertainment. Tickets are $30 per person and each paying attendee will automatically be entered to win a $125 gasoline card. They may also buy chances on amazing raffle prizes, including two certificates for direct, round-trip travel on JetBlue® Airways.

“The wine and beer tasting is a popular affair and the Shelter’s principal annual fundraiser. In addition to vital financial contributions, it raises awareness about animal welfare and the benefits of adopting, said Board Representative Sandra Morse. “We are delighted to have Frozen Freddies—a dedicated member of the community and long-time supporter of our organization—as official presenter of the event again this year. Their generous contribution, and that of other donors, allows us to continue to care for displaced animals in the area.”

“We are proud to underwrite this fundraiser for the Quincy Animal Shelter,” said Dawn Gaffney, Frozen Freddies’ proprietor. “The volunteers do an amazing job nurturing the animals and finding homes for them. Many of our customers bring the entire family to our store for yummy treats, including their adopted pets for a ‘puppy cup’—vanilla soft-serve ice cream topped with a dog biscuit. We encourage the community to attend the wine and beer tasting. It’s a festive occasion that has become a ‘can’t miss’ Quincy tradition.”

The fundraiser will be held at the Kennedy Center, conveniently located on East Squantum Street (off Quincy Shore Drive, near Marina Bay), with free parking and handicap accessibility. Proceeds will be used for the direct care and adoption of Shelter animals, including food, medications, examinations, spay/neutering and training. Participating suppliers include Atlas Liquors, Blue Hills Brewery, National Wine & Liquors and Shop-N-Save Liquors.

Tickets to the 2011 Quincy Animal Shelter Wine and Beer Tasting presented by Frozen Freddies may be purchased in advance, through September 9, for pick up at the “will call” table. Contact Shelter volunteers at 56 Broad Street, Quincy, or order online via They may also be purchased at the door on the night of the event; cash or check only. (You must be at least 21 years old to attend, proper identification required.) For more information, call 617-376-1349.

About The Quincy Animal Shelter
The Quincy Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and a recognized Massachusetts charity. It is a 100% volunteer-run, no-kill animal facility focusing on the care and humane treatment of the city’s homeless canine and feline population. Since its incorporation in 1999, the Shelter has placed more than 5,500 cats and dogs into loving and forever homes across New England. It receives no government funding, relying solely on the generosity of its volunteers, area businesses and the community for support. To learn more about the Shelter, become a volunteer or foster care provider, or to make a monetary contribution, visit

About Frozen Freddies
Frozen Freddies—a locally owned establishment since 1994—offers many delicious flavors of hard, soft, and sugar free ice cream; frozen yogurt and sorbet. This quaint, neighborhood corner store also dishes up mouthwatering sundaes; airy flurries; novelty treats; ice cold slushes, frappes and other refreshing beverages; frozen cakes and hand-packed containers to-go. Air conditioned, sit-down service is available. Located at 435 Washington Street, Quincy, the ice cream parlor is open every day, April through October. For more information, call 617-328-7772 or visit them on facebook.

For more information regarding this announcement, contact:
Contact: Sally Hayward
Telephone: 617-257-7975


Jen said...

It is the same night as the Vino Voyage. :( I already got my ticket to the voyage. Next time.

BrewEngland said...

Jen, the Vino Voyage looks like a great time, I'm sure you'll have fun! Sarah and I will do a full recap and let you know what you missed out on. I hope others can make this special event!