The final numbers for the 2010 Poverty Bay Wine Festival (held March 6-7 at the Landmark Event Center) were released recently by the Des Moines Rotary Club, and here they are:
- ATTENDEES: Over 1,500
- FUNDS RAISED: More than $40,000
“I am happy to report that it was the best festival yet,” said Sponsor Chair Wayne Corey. “The results revealed that for the first time, this year’s attendees came from a broader range in the Puget Sound area, coming from 73 different zip codes. Nearly two thirds of those responding to our survey were ‘first timers.’ We attribute the large turnout this year to our new marketing focus, using more digital media (including The Waterland Blog) as a way of reaching out to a larger geographic area. This is year was also the largest collection of Washington State wineries displaying there wares. Some of the ‘first timers’ where among the top sellers.”
Here is the link to a video Wayne produced: http://publicsafe.org/povertybaywinefestival2010.html.
And here are some pics shot by Photographer Michael Brunk at the opening night gala: