ANC Online Auction: Fine Wine & Chocolates Basket — Judy and Lee Salter

Donated by ANC subscribers Judy and Lee Salter, this bountiful gift basket includes three bottles of fine wine from the Salters’ private collection, four Napa Style gold-and-glass stemless wine glasses, an assortment of gourmet chocolates and some decorative cocktail napkins, all tucked inside a gorgeous lidded box with a European book theme.

• Fidelitas 2014 The Canyons Vineyard Malbec

• L’Ecole No. 41, 2013 Estate Grown Cabernet Franc, Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

• Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

And assorted gourmet chocolates:

• Sanders Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

• Godiva Goldmark Assorted Chocolates

• Baci Italian Dark Pralines with Hazelnuts

Thank you, Lee and Judy, for your generous donation.

Value: $250

Opening bid: $125 

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About Judy and Lee Salter

Lee and Judy Salter

Judy Salter is highly involved in the north-state community. Highlights include: Former CEO of Turtle Bay Exploration Park, as well as key involvement in Rotary Club of Redding, Shasta Women’s Refuge, the League of Women Voters,  the Shasta Early Literacy Council board, the Shasta Library Foundation, Lassen Park Foundation, the Women’s Fund, the Shasta Regional Community Foundation and the American Association of University Women.

Lee Salter, a former attorney, is the McConnell Foundation’s recently retired long-time CEO. (Click here for ANC’s story about his retirement by reporter Candace Brown.) The McConnell Foundation has been heavily involved in funding for Redding School of the Arts, Shasta Community Health Center, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Healthy Shasta, recreational trails in the greater Redding area, Hill Country Health and Wellness Center, the Weed Community Center, as well as the Fourth of July Freedom Festival fireworks each year, among other investments. They also help fund the Shasta Community Regional Foundation, which helps nonprofits become better through grants.

Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as anewscafe.com in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, California.

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