About Us

DSC_4029The Red River Wine Festival is an event hosted by the Senior Junior Forum, which is a charitable, non-profit organization, and was established to assist with the Senior Junior Forum’s fundraising efforts enabling them  to provide assistance to charities within our community.  The Red River Wine Festival also provides the opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful wineries in Texas. This annual celebration is the largest wine tasting event in the Wichita Falls area. The Senior-Junior Forum of Wichita Falls donates their time and volunteers to organize this event each year and strives to deliver a family friendly & exciting event to all Wichita Falls attendees.

About the Senior Junior Forum
The Senior Junior Forum, a department of the Woman’s Forum, was formed in 1934.  It was at that time that the organization founded the Northside Girls Club and continued to support it through 1985 to benefit the community.  Since its inception, members have provided volunteer hours and/or financial support for several worthwhile local charities.  Successful fundraisers throughout the years have included everything from horse shows to theatrical productions.  Currently, the major fundraiser, the Red River Wine Festival, is in its tenth year.  In 2009 we celebrated our 75th Anniversary.

Tax Deductible
The organization has been granted 501(c)3 non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service and all donations are tax deductible.  Net proceeds from the Red River Wine Festival will be donated to the local charitable organizations supported by the Senior-Junior Forum.

Beneficiaries
Senior-Junior Forum members volunteer their time as well as provide financial assistance to local non-profit agencies.  The primary beneficiaries for  the 2014 Red River Wine Festival will be:

  • Beacon Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Faith Refuge
  • First Step Inc. (domestic violence and sexual assault center)
  • THE Kitchen (formerly Senior Citizens of North Texas Meals on Wheels)
  • Midwestern State University scholarships
  • MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights
  • Special Olympics Texas-North Texas Area
  • Kemp Center for the Arts

 

2016 Red River Wine Festival Committee

Co-Chairs Susan Richardson & Karol Gilbert
Executive Advisor Kathy Tegtmeyer, SJF President
Secretary
Loisanne Neal
Treasurer Angela Culley
Charity Spotlight Linda Hicks & Becky Hart
Decorations Co-Chairs Linda Hicks & Becky Hart
Favorites / Wine Cellar Co-Chairs Emily Buckley & Regina Ford
Food Vendor Chair Sharon Norton
Merchandise Vendor Chair Cheri Hohfeld
Photographer Mary Brasher
Publicity Chair Marianne Lechuga
Purchasing Chair Vicki Tigert
Signs Chair Angela Culley
Silent Auction Co-Chairs Rae Paris & Annette Ritchie
Sponsorship Co-Chairs Lesa Reimers & Lori Wood
Tickets Amber Meadows
VIP Recognition Area Co-Chairs Belinda Fike
Volunteer Coordinator  Co-Chairs Liz Wathen & Susan Phillips
Watering Hole Chair Sheila Tyler
Wine / Beer Co-Chairs Debbie Berend & Kim Ballard