Mr. Yuk and Tracy Taylor of KING-5 News will be the hosts of the annual wine tasting to benefit the Washington Poiston Center. Guests will taste wine from around the world, sample hors d’oeuvres from Kaspars, and celebrate the winner of the annual award for a business that makes a difference in poison prevention, Umpqua Bank. There also will be a silent auction.
The event takes place at Fremont Studios on October 7th between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.
The Poison Center notes that it is more important than ever to get people to attend this year’s fundraiser because of unexpected budget cuts. Normally, 53 percent of its calls concern children younger than 5. This number is starting to edge up to nearly 60 percent. Additionally, the calls from adults are becoming more serious in nature, which is problematic since poisoning is the No. 1 cause of accidental death in Washington state and has been since 2006.