Event, now in its 15th year, moving one day from its traditional Thursday spot on calendar.

It's on a new day, but the Jackson Township Rotary Club's Vintage Jackson night will continue to offer the same great wine and food selections.

This year, the 15th annual fundraiser will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. April 21 at Shady Hollow Country Club, 4865 Wales Ave. NW. In the past, the event had been on a Thursday night.

"That's a big change for our regulars being on a Friday instead of Thursday," said Lisa Parramore, co-chair of the Vintage Jackson fundraiser.

But something that won't be different is the diverse varieties of wines that patrons can sample. Heidelberg Distributing again will pick a selection of wines that will be grouped at six tables. Gervasi Vineyard also will have a table of its wine selections.

Parramore said Heidelberg brings in a different selection each time.

"What's unique about all the wines they bring in are that they are things you can find at Fisher's or Buehler's," she said, "so you don't have to go to a specialty wine shop to buy them. But they are all excellent wines, and it's a wide selection."

In addition to the wines, there will be hors d'ouevres options, including sushi, an Italian selection and a carving station. Biery Cheese in Louisville will offer a selection of its cheeses available and, for those with a sweet tooth, Waggoner Chocolates in North Canton is donating some of its tasty treats.

There also will be a silent auction. Guests can win such items as a pair of plane tickets from Spirit Airlines and a week at a time-share.

Fundraising mission

While Vintage Jackson is a fundraiser that allows guests to sample great wines and enjoy some mouth-watering food, the event's purpose is to give back to the community. Each year, the Rotary Club steers proceeds to a specific project.

In the past, beneficiaries have included the Jackson Branch Library, the Paul and Carol David YMCA and the downtown Jackson streetscape project.

This year, the funds will go toward three specific areas: to help purchase protective vests for the township's first responders; to fund scholarships for Jackson High School students; and to assist Pegasus Farm's equine therapy program for military veterans who are battling PTSD.

Parramore said several rotaries in the district are pooling money for Pegasus Farm, which seeks to purchase additional property to help expand its program for military veterans.

"It's a place where veterans with PTSD can come out and ride horses as they recover," Parramore said of the Marlboro Township-based equestrian center.

Cost for the evening is $60 a person. Tickets can be ordered at jacksonrotaryfoundation.com or by calling Parramore at 330-958-4014. Tickets also will be available at the door.