Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hartnell College District 3 Trustee Candidate Kari Valdés to Hold Virtual Fundraiser on Sept. 30

  Sip. Savor. Support. Featured Guests: Wine Maker Denis Hoey of Odonata Wines, and Ellie Almond of Zio Brand 

Salinas, CA, September 30, 2020 — Kari Valdés, who is running for Trustee of Hartnell College District 3, will hold a Virtual video conferencing fundraiser Sept. 30, complete with wine, cheese and meats and a guided flavor tours by the winemaker and owner of the meat company. 

The event will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, Virtually, with a goal of 50 tickets sold. Cost is a $99 donation, which includes time with Valdés and her guests Denis Hoey of Odonata Wines, and Ellie Almond of Zio Brand.

 In addition, ticket purchasers will receive two bottles of wine from Odonata Wines (Odonata Stainless Steel Chardonnay and Odonata Sangiovese), salami from Zio Brand Meats & Sausages, and cheese pairing.

 To buy tickets to the fundraiser, go to 

Package pickup will be arranged for the week of the event in Salinas. Delivery arrangements can also be made as needed.  Contact, or call (831) 240-5521. For more information, go to 

Valdés will provide an overview of her campaign platform and entertain questions, as well as discussions on  economical impact of COVID, and wine industry impacts based on local grower regions and harvesting schedules. 

Valdés, who has served as Hartnell trustee for three years, and was elected board president by her peer board members, has a long history of active involvement in the partnership between Hartnell and the agriculture industry and is a strong proponent of increased access to education, and has a laser focus on student success through engagement and support. She is experienced in what Hartnell needs today: selecting a permanent President/Superintendent, overseeing fiscal management, contract negotiations, and supporting the growth and expansion of programs and centers. 


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

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