Skip to content


  • Share:
August 06, 2019
Our Liberty Rotary Club is gearing up for its Seventh Annual Dave Thomson Spirit, Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser. This is the first year that it is being named after long-time Liberty Rotary Club Member Dave Thomson, who passed away this year. The event will take place on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Downtown Barn, 14 Darbee Lane, Liberty. This event benefits the Liberty Rotary Club Scholarship Fund.
One of Rotary’s primary efforts is devoted to the youth of our community. Over the years we have provided approximately $100,000 in scholarships to help local students with their expenses to pursue a higher education or vocational training. In addition, Rotary sponsors numerous students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) through the scholarship fund. We also provide Community Service and other awards to deserving students graduating from Liberty High School and BOCES. These awards are sponsored by and given in the name of our Top Shelf Sponsors of this event who make a monetary contribution of at least $500.00. Through this annual event, we have been able to provide over $40,000 in scholarships and awards over the past 7 years (since our inaugural event in 2013).
Our goal is to raise money to enable us to continue to provide these scholarships to our communities’ youth. Our event will feature tastings of award-winning spirits by Prohibition Distillery of Roscoe, beers by Roscoe Brewery (Voted #1 Craft Brewery in New York), and wines being provided and offered for sampling by Tommy Wasserman. Also included will be food samples from numerous local manufacturers and distributors, including Scancarello and Sons (Boar’s Head meats), Nonni’s Foods LLC (biscotti), and Ideal Snacks (variety of samples), along with light food and hors d’oeuvres. Live entertainment will add to the evening’s festivities.
All sponsors will have their names displayed on our Liberty Rotary Club website and Facebook page. And sponsorship donations are now tax deductible!
For additional information about this event and the Liberty Rotary Club, go to And don’t hesitate to contact one of us if you have questions.
Gary Silver – Event Chairman
845 798-4581

Scroll To Top