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PEI Kids Hosts Successful 10th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser

Over 400 community members and businesses came out in support of PEI Kids’ signature Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser, which featured exotic and luxury cars, private jets, raffles and games, and food and wine from local restaurants and wine vendors.


PEI Kids’ Executive Director Roslyn Dashiell and Board of Trustees President Nicholas Ventura in front of the cake commemorating PEI Kids’ 30th year of service. (Photo taken by Amanda Guthrie Photography)

West Trenton, NJ – October 23, 2015 – Over 400 community members and businesses came out in support of PEI Kids’ 10th Annual Wine & Food Tasting on Friday, October 23rd. The event, which was held at Landmark Aviation located at Trenton-Mercer Airport, featured food from over 20 local restauranteurs along with wines from 16 wine distributors affiliated with West Trenton Fine Wine & Liquors located in Ewing. All event proceeds support PEI Kids’ child abuse prevention and intervention services, which benefit over 14,000 children and families annually.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the community support received for this event,” said Nicholas Ventura, PEI Kids’ Board of Trustees President and owner of Ventura Wealth Management. “Restaurants, wine vendors, and local businesses donated generously to make the event successful for PEI Kids.”

Part of what makes this a “signature” event for PEI Kids are the location and the event features, such as unique car and jet displays and games. For the past three years, Interstate Motorsport has provided foreign and exotic cars for display; for the past two years, Direct Approach Aviation has provided a private jet for display, allowing this year’s guest to take a tour of the jet. Additionally, Front Row Seat Productions has provided audio/visual equipment for the past two years, partnering this year with Reid Sound to provide a large screen and projector for displaying sponsorships and ads and for broadcasting live interviews with guests throughout the evening; Mercer County Golf Academy provided a putting green for a special game; and Pinot’s Palette offered a spin game featuring memorabilia as prizes. Click here for event photos.

“PEI Kids is a wonderful agency, and we always have a great time participating at this event,” said Interstate Motorsport Owner Steven Waldie. “The event is growing every year, and we are pleased to be part of the team that helps to make that happen.”

This year’s event sponsors include AAA Mid-Atlantic, The Bartlett Family Foundation, Bloomberg, Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly, Vince Capodanno, Credit Union of New Jersey Foundation, Customers Bank, ETS, Fennelly Associates, Inc., Evelyn A. Gill, Loni & Marcus Hand, Hill Wallack, Hopewell Township PBA Local 342, Hopewell Township Police Superior Officers Association, Investors Bank, Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman & Lento LLC, George Meyer, Mark Mucciacciaro of Morgan Stanley, NJM Insurance Group, Nottingham Insurance, Chris & Denise Pratico, Princeton Radiology, PSEG, Richardson Commercial Realtors LLC, Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader P.C., Taco Bell, Team Toyota of Princeton, The Mercadien Group, The Tuchman Foundation, Inc., Ventura Wealth Management, Whitehead Motors LLC, WithumSmith+Brown PC., and Xerographic Document Solutions.

To learn how you can participate in PEI Kids’ 2016 Wine & Food Tasting Event, please contact Jesse Elliot at 609-695-3739 or To learn more about PEI Kids, please visit

About PEI Kids
Since 1985, PEI Kids’ mission has been dedicated to promoting and maintaining a safe environment for all children by providing Prevention/Education and Intervention programs relating to personal safety; sexual abuse; bullying, juvenile crime prevention, and the overall well-being of the child. Currently serving approximately 14,000 children and their families annually, PEI Kids is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit which provides school-based prevention programs reaching over 13,000 students, teachers and parents.  PEI Kids’ intervention services include crisis counseling for child victims of sexual abuse as well as anger management and juvenile offender diversion programs for adjudicated and prevention programs at-risk youth. Since 2011, PEI Kids has been the lead agency for Greater Mercer Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse which spearheads the Enough Abuse Campaign in Mercer County  — an effort which has trained over 1,500 Mercer County adults in how to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to child sexual abuse.  PEI Kids also provides transportation and supervised visitation for children in foster care and their families. To learn more about PEI Kids and how you can support their work, please call 609-695-3739 or visit


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