A message from Grape Expectations:
Behold: THE POWER OF THE GRAPE
Celebration: ST. PADDY'S DAY - GRAPE EXPECTATIONS STYLE
When: SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012
Where: HENDERSON, NV (WATER STREET)
Our legendary participation in the 2012 “Sons Of Erin Parade” will include the Grape Expectations float comprised of the O’Bacchus throne, an “I love Lucy” tub (complete with fair maidens), a podium that will house the musical director, KJ Howe, as he conductsYOU AND FELLOW WINEMAKERS in the “TRAIN WRECK MARCHING BAND”
NEW THIS YEAR: Our float will include approximately ten “Bacchus Babes” towing the O’Bacchus throne down the parade route. Contact Charlie at 806-3383 if you are interested in being an “O’Bacchus Babe”. We are accepting “Babes” of all ages, shapes and sizes.
As a winemaking member of the “TRAIN WRECK MARCHING BAND”, you are required to bring with you a musical instrument that you DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY.
Don’t have an instrument? No problem! There will be plenty of flags to wave for those of you wishing to ride on the float.
Parade uniforms are the same as last years’…an Irish green CORK SQUAD T-SHIRT. If you would like to purchase a new shirt, they are available for $10.00 (men sizes – small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL). These shirts run very small so play it safe and order a size up from what you would normally order. In case it’s chilly you may want to order 2 sizes up so you can “layer up”. Please email Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of shirts and sizes.
The parade route is the length of WATER ST. in Henderson (Approx. ¾ of a mile, South to North). Unfortunately, we are unable to give anyone a ride back to his or her initial parking spot, so parking somewhere near the middle of the parade route is suggested. There is ample parking at City Hall.
Drinking on the parade route is prohibited so please be a good Grape Expectations ambassador and comply. We will have a BLOODY MARY buffet in our own private staging area very near the parade starting point. The Bloody Mary buffet includes a large cup of our homemade mix with or without alcohol accompanied by a variety of accoutrements. Keep in mind it is not breakfast!
The Grape Expectations meeting place is in the parking lot of EMERY’S RESTAURANT, 306 Water St., Henderson, NV 89015 located at the south end of Water St. (South West corner of Water & E. Basic). Look for the official Grape Expectations party bus (with the Grape X banner) that will be parked in Emery’s parking lot parallel to Water St. We will be assembling for Bloody Marys between 9:00 am and 10:00 am. The parade starts at 10:00 am - SHARP. If you miss the start, please feel free to catch up and join in. Sorry, but there are no parking accommodations at Emery’s.
The post parade party is schedule for one hour after our participation in the parade has ended. Please don’t arrive at Grape Expectations before then. The party will include beer, wine, Larry’s Homemade 3 Bean Chili, our signature dish…Tot-Chos i.e., Tater-Tot Nachos and much more. Please let Charlie know via email how many people you expect to attend to ensure there is enough food and drinks.
Not everyone will be receiving this notice, so please share this info with ALL OF YOUR BARREL MATES. Let’s make sure no one is left out. Any original ideas you wish to share for enhancement of our “2-time Award Winning Float” would be greatly appreciated. Just give Charlie a call 806-3383.
Charlie Peters/Chief Wine Officer (CWO)