Friends 4 Life
Friends 4 Life was first produced in 2008 when our friend, fellow wine girl and Broken Bow High School 6th grade honors English teacher, Shawn Hutchings was battling cancer. After Shawn lost her battle with breast cancer, we kept making the wine and funded scholarships
for her children Hunter & Haley Hutchings.
To honor her passion for education we began awarding scholarships to other BBHS students and since we began have awarded over $174,000 through this scholarship program to 34 recipients.
**$7 from every bottle of Friends 4 Life is donated to the scholarship fund**
Over $76,000 has "gone to the dogs" and cats! In 2011, we girls thought it would be fun to do a label with our rescue dogs and donate a portion of each bottle sold to our local animal rescue organization.
We were inspired by our rescue dogs, Lucy, Rowdy and Sooner.
We were also inspired by all the hard-working volunteers of the ARK (Animal, Rescue & Kare).
**$4 of each bottle of b'ARK go the the ARK, so that they can continue to find good, loving homes for needy animals**
Raising money for "the girls" (aka tatas or boobies) started when we TEAM Girls Gone Wine walked in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in Dallas. We only did that 60 mile trek for two years, but LOVED the wine so we decided to keep producing it every April in time for our 50 Shades of Pink 6Kish Walk/Hike/Run.
**$4 from every bottle sold goes toward breast cancer research and is donated to those in our community
who are battling cancer.**
50 Shades of Pink 6kish Walk/Hike/Run
Annually, the first Sunday in April, hundreds of fun, rebel-rowsing folks show up to participate in our super fun 6Kish event. It began on our 7th birthday in April 2013. We held it on April 7th and we had NO idea what distance the event was....so we called it a 7Kish! Then we decided to try to get the distance a little closer to factual, so now it is the 6Kish. It starts and ends at our winery.
The route winds along the lake entrance road, then onto the scenic hiking trail and back to the winery. It is THE perfect event for a novice walker, though we do get a few hard core runners too.
Proceeds from the event go to our local McCurtain County Treasured Chests organization. Get your pink on and MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the first Sunday in April (unless its Easter, then it is a week later)!