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The Alton Memorial Hospital White Cross Auxiliary will hold its annual “Girls on Grapes, Boys on Brew” fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Loading Dock, 400 Front St. in Grafton, Ill.

girlsongrapelogo2018Participants will be able to sample foods, wines and beers from more than 25 area restaurants and wineries. A few new vendors this year include Bakers and Hale, Brown Bag Bistro, Blue Stem Vodka, DeCaro’s, and Stumpy’s Spirits.

The Auxiliary supports various other hospital projects, including education, hospital equipment, and help for people who can’t afford their prescriptions. Funds from this year’s event will go toward the purchase of a car transfer simulator for joint patients.

Tickets for the event are $30 in advance and are available online at www.gogbob.brownpapertickets.com, then type in “GOG BOB” (with a space in the middle) or “The Loading Dock” in the “Find an Event” window.

You must be 21 to attend the event. Tickets sold in advance can be picked up at 11 a.m. the day of the event, with entrance still at noon.

For more information, call (618) 463-7872.