Doug Parady, left, and Jeff Parady, owner of Parady Family Wines, pour a glass for A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine attendee.

Annual Taste of Beef, Sip of Wine entertains

It’s been 30 years of beef, wine, community and scholarships.

The annual Lassen County Cattlemen’s and Lassen County CattleWomen’s A taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine event entertained attendees, leaving them full and content.

On Saturday, March 10, the annual event packed the Susanville Elks Lodge with a sea of people as they sampled local beef delicacies and sampled wines from various donors.

“They’ve gotten bigger,” said this year’s event co-chairman Trisha Wood. “It grew really fast.”
This year, for the milestone event, many features were donated, such as the local beef, which helped garner even more funds to be put toward local scholarships.

Wood is hopeful this event brought in more than $10,000.

This year, attendees got to participate in some features new and old. From a photo booth to a wine pull and large silent auction to the higher end cuts of meat for the various dishes, it was a fun night.

However, Wood noted the community support this year from numerous
organizations, business and individuals, help make the event successful.

“The generosity and hard work they gave us was amazing,” said Wood. “It would not have been successful without them.”
This year’s sponsors of the year were American Ag Credit and Karl and Pamela Anderson, which both donated $1,200 to the event.

The people’s choice wine went to the Parady Family Wines table, sponsored by Kirack Construction, and people’s choice for beef went to the Legal Eagles table sponsored by Lumberjacks Restaurant.

Countless hours of work went in to the event, Wood said, from organizing the wine and beef, and even sampling the various dishes, from the beef sushi, to the perfect bite, barbecue shredded beef sliders, prime rib lavosh and more.

Overall, the event remains a strong fundraiser for the Lassen County Cattlemen and CattleWomen.

“It was a great event. I’ve heard great feedback from it,” said Wood.