If you saw searchlights in the sky Thursday night a week ago in downtown Chelan and wondered what was going on, it was a black-tie event at the Landing for the Chelan Valley Housing Trust. The second vintage release of “Neighbor's Blend Two,” a varietal blend created in collaboration with tipsy Canyon Winery and Navarre Coulee Vineyards. The Landing served a four-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from the respective wineries. Several local businesses donated silent auction items, and word is that many of the 80 attendees contributed by raising the paddle.
The Housing Trust came away 30-thousand dollars richer from last week's event, which Executive Director Scott Meyers says contributes to “framing the future of our valley.” The non-profit Trust builds affordable homeownership for local wage earners in the Chelan Valley who earn between 80 and 120 percent of area median income.