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

 

2015 Red River Wine Festival Committee

Co-Chairs Angela Culley & Susan Richardson
Executive Advisor Kim Ballard, SJF President
Secretary Lindsey Gilbert
Treasurer Jeri Kaspar
Charity Spotlight Maria Maloney
Decorations Co-Chairs Annette Barfield & Loisanne Neal
Favorites / Wine Cellar Co-Chairs Emily Buckley & Jadine Buckley
Food Vendor Chair Michelle Nelson
Merchandise Vendor Chair Cheri Hohfeld & Becky Tubbs, Advisor
Photographer Carolyn Cobble
Publicity Chair Marianne Wilson
Purchasing Chair Vicki Tigert
Signs Chair Tammy Marlow
Silent Auction Co-Chairs Rae Paris, Linda Hicks, & Becky Hart
Sponsorship Co-Chairs Lesa Reimers & Lori Wood
Tickets Co-Chairs Janice Swarts & Mary Brasher
VIP Recognition Area Co-Chairs Madison Grassi
Volunteer Coordinator Liz Wathen
Watering Hole Chair Jennifer Rea
Wine / Beer Chair Debbie Berend