Barton Foundation to host signature cocktail contest |

Barton Foundation to host signature cocktail contest

The Barton Foundation is kicking off its annual Festival of Trees and Lights with a signature cocktail contest. South Shore’s top bartenders have been charged with creating a unique, wintry concoction using Ketel One Vodka as the main ingredient. These chilly drinks will be served up during the first annual signature cocktail contest from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Riva Grill.

Bartenders will present their creations to a panel of judges and attendees, who can cast a vote for “most congenial” bartender, decided by tips from the evening’s event. A panel of judges will decide which cocktail will be served at the Barton Foundation’s 19th annual gala Dec. 4.

The cocktail contest is the kickoff event to the Festival of Trees and Lights. The festival is a three-day event Dec. 3-5, at the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. Proceeds from this year’s Festival of Trees and Lights will help fund an $800,000 expansion of the Barton Community Clinic. The expansion will allow for a larger waiting room, more patient exam rooms and allow the clinic to meet the growing needs of the community.

Tickets for the contest are $20 if purchased by Sept. 5 or $25 at the door. Admission includes one sample serving of every drink and appetizers. For more information or tickets, visit or call (530) 543-5909.

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