MARGATE – The Margate Business Association’s 19TH annual Wine Tasting will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 29 outdoors at the recreation complex on Edgmar Circle.

The event includes an evening of wine and spirit tastings, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres and sweets. The pop rock cover band Usual Suspects will provide the entertainment. Culinary offerings include palate pleasing fare from Bocca, Dino’s Subs and Pizza, The Little Sicilian and TacocaT, with sweet treats provided by Jagielky’s Homemade Candy.

More than 430 guests attended last year’s event and the outdoor setting was so popular that the event committee decided to hold there it again. In addition to the fine sampling and auction items, guests enjoyed recreational cornhole, ping pong, chess and checker games.

This year’s auction will feature Phillies baseball tickets, surf board donated by Heritage Surf and Sport, Downbeach Express bridge cards, gift baskets, exercise bike donated by AAAA Bike Shop, two, three-day passes to Tidal Wave Music Festival, an Atlantic City Beach Concert featuring more than 30 artists, including Luke Bryan and Morgan Wallen, with transportation donated by Hindelang Car Service and more. The live auction is hosted by local celebrity Lou Solomon and Diane Mitchell from the “Mike & Diane Morning Show” on 95.1 WAYV. The Wine Tasting Committee is co-chaired by Paula Hartman and Dana Hartman-Hiltner.

Auction items are donated by businesses and individuals throughout the community. Guests who would like to check out all of the great auction items and bid in advance can go to MBAWINE.

The Wine Tasting Committee is co-chaired by Paula Hartman and Dana Hartman-Hiltner.

“The MBA wine tasting is such an amazing event that everyone looks forward to year after year,” Hartman Hiltner said. “The new outdoor location at Edgmar Circle has allowed the event to grow and be more successful than ever before. We look forward to another great night.”

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Margate Business Association’s Daniel and Maria Walters Scholarship Program. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships to students who have attended Margate City schools. The event also supports the MBA’S Children Fund, which anonymously provides warm clothing, school supplies, food, eye glasses, summer camp for latch key children, toys and more for children of the Margate schools.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at MBAWINE or at

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.