Wine Tasting a Sparkling Success For Holmdel First Aid

A terrific turnout of nearly 400 people surprised and delighted the HFA at the wine tasting night at Bayonet Farm on June 2. Squad President Mike Nikolis raises a toast to say 'thank you' to the community.


On a gorgeous summer like evening, in the cozy Grey Barn at Bayonet Farm, Holmdel First Aid hosted "International Adventures in Wine II."

Close to 400 people came to show their support at our fundraiser which featured a selection of wines, exotic beers and accompanied by hors d'oeuvres.

Thanks to our kind neighbors and friends we were able to raise over $20,000 for the night. 

Auctions and raffles on assorted donated baskets and gift cards that were provided by local merchants, were auctioned off through out the evening. 

Squad President Mike Nikolis, Trustee Erin McKane, Treasurer Angelo DeRosa, and Assistant Engineer Lourdes Alcaraz coordinated the June 2nd event. 
Wine Sellers of Holmdel, located in the Holmdel Towne Center, generously provided the wines for the tasting and donated items for the auction.

Mossuto's Market in Wall on Rt. 35, catered the event as their donation to the the squad with delicious Italian cuisine. 

Of the many select wines and spirits available for tasting, some of the crowd favorites were Lindeman's Pecheresse Lambic from Belgium and the Lemon Saranac. 

HFAS member and Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso served as MC for the evening. Several high end items were available to be bid on by people attending. 

Many thanks to the following for contributing items to be auctioned off.

Bayshore Community Hospital Bella Vista Country Club Salon and Spa Berg Animal Hospital, Marlboro Brick Armory Brookdale Community College - LincroftChing Family - Holmdel Coleen and Mark Zelina - Holmdel Compliments Hair Design, Hazlet Davis Family - Holmdel DeRosa Family - Holmdel DiMaso Family - Holmdel Ginger's Salon - Holmdel Gloria J. Perna, DC Holmdel Journal Inge and Bob Bliss & Family - Holmdel It's Greek to Me - Holmdel Joyce Centineo/Mary Kay - Holmdel Leonardo Jewelers -  Red Bank Lori Mausner Designs - Holmdel Lorin McKane, LCSW Melting Pot - Red Bank Mendez Family - Tropical Cheese Industries - Perth Amboy Meridian Health Care System Message Envy - Holmdel Ming Family- Holmdel Mr. and Mrs. Frank Montella Ms. Rose Yarema - Wall NJ Wait Staff Page and Stefany Families - Holmdel Paul Fellingham - Holmdel Paula and Tom Ford - Wall Pet Waste Pick-Up Puig Family - Holmdel
Pusillo Family - Aberdeen Seastreak- Atlantic Highlands Tab Ramos Sports Center - Aberdeen Two River Theatre - Red Bank Ward Family - Holmdel

HFAS is an all-volunteer non-profit agency and does not bill any patient for treatment or transport.  Fundraising is necessary to cover expenses such as medical supplies, personal protective gear and vehicles. 

The Holmdel First Aid Squad would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported the event either through donations or attending.

Chief Bob Bliss recognized that this was a group effort and thanked all the members who gave up their precious time with family and took off from work to make this happen. 

Anyone interested in joining Holmdel First Aid and becoming a part of our family, please call 732-946-3239 or for more information www.holmdelfirstaidsquad.org 


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