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community DIGEST Rotary Club of Morgan Hill Dazzle A CELEBRATION OF GIVING , Rotary Club of Morgan Hill’s premier dinner and auction fundraiser, netted over $50,000 at this year’s event for the Club’s local and international philanthropic projects. The beautiful and intimate setting at Clos LaChance Winery perfectly matched the event’s theme of an Evening in Tuscany. The 160 guests enjoyed a champagne reception followed by a 3-course Italian dinner and an energizing operatic performance by the inter- nationally acclaimed “Three Waiters,” often compared to the “Three Tenors” but with a fun twist! Pictured to the left, event chairs Tracy Newquest, Sandra de la Cuesta and Diane Carroll. Morgan Hill Downtown Association Wine Stroll LOCALLY KNOWN AS THE ORIGINAL wine stroll, the Morgan Hill Downtown Association’s annual Wine Stroll has been drawing wine lovers to the heart of the city since 2009. Since that first event the reputation of local wines, fine dining, shopping and the inviting feel of downtown Morgan Hill have grown side by side to create a one-of-a -kind event. Today the Wine Stroll has become a key event in the effort to bring new visitors to see the broad range of business offerings in the downtown and a primary funding source for the Morgan Hill Downtown Association. 42 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JULY / AUGUST 2016