LIFT WC to host A Taste of Fall

LIFT WC will present A Taste of Fall in partnership with the Briggs Woods Conference Center on Oct. 6. The event will be held on the 700 block of Second Street with all proceeds from the event going to assist with the restoration of the historic Elks Building.

The festivities will begin at 5:30 pm with a Garden Social in the Reveiz Park featuring passed hor d’oeuvres and a craft beer and wine tasting provided by Timbukbru and Backcountry Winery, respectively. Melissa Gillette will provide live background music on her violin.

Dinner will begin at 6:45 pm and will consist of a four-course meal prepared and served by Kelly Haman and the Briggs Woods Conference Center team. Each meal will include two free drink tickets with the opportunity for attendees to purchase additional drinks throughout the evening.

The cost per person is $75 and reservations will be required ahead of the event as seating is limited to the first 150.

“We are offering three different ways to secure a seat at the table,” said Darcy Swon, LIFT WC board member. “You can visit our website at and click on the Taste of Fall logo at the bottom of the home page. This will take you to the registration page and allow you to pay for your tickets online. You can also stop by the Groves & Chizek Law Firm at 1620 Superior Street during business hours or you can call 515-297-0296.” Payment ahead of the event is required to secure a reservation. Reservation deadline is midnight Sept. 30.

“In the event of inclement weather, we will move the Taste of Fall out to the Briggs Woods Conference Center,” said Swon. “We’ll make the announcement on Friday to local media as well as put it out on our Facebook page and website.”

Local Initiative For Transformation WC (LIFT WC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is the result of a group of volunteers coming together to grow and support the social and economical prosperity of Webster City. Their goal is to identify and develop catalytic projects, services and programs that build the social infrastructure of Webster City with their first project being the restoration of the historic Elks Building.

For more information on LIFT WC or this event, contact Swon or any of the following LIFT WC board members: Lindsay Henderson, John Hawkins, Zach Chizek, Jake Pulis or Shannon Swon.


View this article as it originally appeared in the Daily Freeman-Journal.