Fancy footwork

Media celebrity grape stomp
boasts many participants

Top three winners will earn
prize money for favorite charities

Staff Report

Swiss Wine Festival logo

(August 2009) – A new event at this year’s Swiss Wine Festival will be the Media Celebrity Grape Stomp, to benefit charity.
This wild event is scheduled for noon Saturday, Aug. 29, during the 38th annual Swiss Wine Festival at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in downtown Vevay, Ind.  
On-air TV and radio personalities, newspaper reporters, columnists and freelance writers from the local area and including Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Louisville will be given the opportunity to not only receive a “foots-on” history lesson on wine making in “The Birthplace of the First Successful Commercial Winery in America” but go toe-to-toe for the opportunity to win prize money for their favorite charity.
The top three celebrities will earn $1,000 for their favorite charity, with $500 for second place and third place at $250.

Jen Dalton

Photo provided

Jen Dalton, WKRC-TV-
Channel 12 Anchor/
Reporter,  says she
hopes to win the
$1,000 winning check
for the Switzerland
County Humane Society
during the first “Media Celebrity Grape Stomp
for Charity.”

As of June 26, participating media celebrities and their charities included:
• Taylor Bennett, Network Indiana, Indianapolis, Managing Editor and Morning Anchor. Charity: Madison County Humane Society in Indianapolis.
• Peter Bronson, Cincinnati Enquirer columnist, Cincinnati. Charity: The Lord’s Gym, Cincinnati.
• Jen Dalton, WKRC-TV-Channel 12 Anchor/Reporter, CW Cincinnati, “Out & About” and Bengals Nation, Cincinnati. Charity: Switzerland County Humane Society.
• Tom Davis, WRTV-Channel 6 Traffic Reporter, www.paulandtomshow.com, Indianapolis. Charity: Undetermined.
• Erik Deckers, Professional Blog Service/Writer, Indiana-polis. Charity: Undetermined.
• Sara Denhart, Madison Courier Reporter. Charity: Girls Inc. of Jefferson County, Ind.
• Richard Graham, Friend of WIBC-93.1 Radio, Indianapolis. Charity: Madison County Humane Society.
• Aric Hartvig, WFYI-PBS 20, Indianapolis, Producer. Charity: WFYI Outreach, Indianapolis.
• Tony Mirones, WCPO-Channel 9, Cincinnati, Anchor/Reporter. Charity: Undetermined.
• Elizabeth J Musgrave, West Side Community News, Reporter, Indianapolis. Charity: Undetermined.
• Paul Poteet, WRTV-TV Channel 6, Metrologist, Z99.5, Indianapolis. Charity: Undetermined.
n Kate Shepherd, Friend of Network Indiana, Indianapolis. Char-ity: Planned Parenthood of Indiana.
• Jim Simmons, WFYI-PBS 20, Indianapolis. Char-ity: Undetermined.
• Julie Tam, WDRB-Fox 41 Anchor/Reporter, Louisville. Charity: Crane House, The Asia Institute, Louisville.
• Joe Ulery, WIBC-93.1 FM Radio, Morning Anchor, Indianapolis. Charity: Madison County Humane Society
• Brad Under-wood, Fox 19 Cincinnati, An-chor/Reporter. Charity: PAWS of Dearborn County.
• Madonna Yancey, Freelance Writer, Newburgh, Ind. Charity: Undetermined.
Several celebrities are pending due to scheduling, so more may compete.
To date, participating in the Swiss Wine Festival parade that will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, include personalities from WIBC-Indianapolis and Network Indiana and Julie Tam from WDRB-Fox 41 in Louisville and Elizabeth J. Musgrave a Travel, Arts & Entertainment reporter from the West Side Community News in Indianapolis.

• For more information, contact Kendal Miller at (812) 427-3237 or E-mail: kendalmiller@vevayin.com.

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