Elmira College is getting ready for Reunion Weekend 2019, which also includes Wine Fest. Krista Matia, a 2009 graduate of Elmira College, and a member of the Wine Fest Committee stopped by 18 News Today on Friday morning to share more about the event.
“We have a number of local wineries, a beverage distributor, breweries, even a distillery there to do some tastings right in the center of campus,” Matia said.
Wine Fest is open to the public, not just alumni. Matia says it’s a great opportunity to connect with the community, get outside and be a part of the downtown Elmira happenings, and support local businesses. As an alumna, Matia says it means a lot for her to be able to give back to her alma mater, and do her part to make Elmira a thriving community.
“I gained so much from my experience on campus as a student, and then beyond, helping students with resumes, cover letters, interview skills after I graduated so they can hopefully get a job in their field after they graduate,” Matia said.
Wine Fest is set to be held on Saturday, June 22 from 1-4 p.m. at the Campus Center Portico.
Tickets are $25. You can register and purchase tickets online here.