Warren Wine Walk

2nd annual event to benefit Clarkball scholarship fund

The 2nd Annual Warren Wine Walk will take place in downtown Warren on Friday, Nov. 10, beginning at 5 p.m.

The event allows participants to walk through downtown Warren while sampling wine and snacks from local businesses.

Clarkball and Total Evolution are hosting and managing the event.

“The number of businesses participating is growing each day,” said Clarkball founder Clark Thomas. “We will have a map that displays every stop on the day of the event.”

“We have three wineries and one brewery involved right now, in addition to around 20 local businesses participating all in the Market St., Pennsylvania Ave., Liberty St., and Hickory St. area,” Thomas said. “Some local businesses will host a winery or brewery, while others will be giving out their own drinks and refreshments. We also have pending invites out to about 10 more wineries, so I expect more to join. Businesses who can’t participate in the actual wine walk, but like the cause, can still advertise in our event guide for that evening.”

Tickets are on sale now and are $25 each or two tickets for $40. Tickets are available at Total Evolution on Pennsylvania Ave. If you have any questions about the event, or have a business that would like to participate, contact Thomas at clarkballevents@gmail.com.

On the night of the event, ticket holders need to check in at one of the various locations on the walk to pick up a wristband and an event guide/map of the walk. There will be multiple check in spots located on the walk, but participants are required to have their tickets and check in before starting the event

All proceeds from the event will go towards the 2018 Clarkball Scholarship. Students may apply between Jan. 1 and May 1, 2018. The scholarship will be awarded on May 31, 2018.

High school seniors and current college students are eligible to apply. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, and applicants must also submit an essay.

Applications and essay prompts will be available online on January 1.

“We will also announce the amount of the scholarship at that time,” Thomas said. “If we raise enough money, I will have a male and a female recipient, but we have to make sure we cover enough for one first.”

“Lisa Streich, the owner of Total Evolution, and I are really excited to be able to give away a scholarship from this event,” Thomas said. “So many kids have played Clarkball over the past 10 years, so it makes a lot of sense to have a scholarship to help them as they grow up. I started it earlier this year after the Clarkball tournament at Betts in September, and my plan is to have all the proceeds from our events accumulate for a year then give away the total as a scholarship the following year. This is our first year with it, so it can really only grow from here.”