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Thank you to everyone who participated in the first ever “Wine & Food with Lidia” virtual cooking event on May 22, 2021. From sponsors and chefs to OPT supporters in their home kitchens, we are so grateful to the community who made this event a success! Special thanks to Lidia Bastianich, Andy Faucett and Joy Robertson, as well as these fine partners: 



On Saturday, October 9, 2021 we look forward to celebrating in person once again at the 33rd Annual Wine & Food Celebration! We hope you’ll make plans to join us at the White River Conference Center for an afternoon filled with food from your favorite local restaurants, fine wine, craft beer, specialty cocktails and more! 

Vendor signup will begin in August. If you’re a local restaurant or a drink vendor interested in participating in this event (and getting your brand in front of hundreds of Springfield-area food and wine enthusiasts) you can contact us here, or call 417-836-6256. 

Good times for a great cause – 100% of proceeds from the Wine & Food Celebration support educational children’s programming on OPT! 


Saturday, October 9, 2021 

Thanks to our sponsors




Linda Bourg, Brendon & Liz Bourg

Bill & Karen Krittenbrink