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Good Deeds: Couple dreamed up wine-related fundraisers

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, Sep. 29, 2013, at 12:11 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at 6:58 a.m.

When it comes to volunteer work, David and Judy Haglund have a pretty good gig — they wine and dine with friends.

The Haglunds are the driving force behind the Midwest Winefest’s Old Town Walkabout, a fundraiser for the Guadalupe Health Foundation; and Old Cowtown’s Wine Mosey.

“David is on our board, and he came up with the Wine Mosey,” said Old Cowtown Museum director David Flask. “The Wine Mosey costs us virtually nothing. He solicits the wine distributors for the wine and Cargill for the meat; everything comes in at pure profit. It is brilliant.”

David Haglund said he did the mosey so people would realize Old Cowtown “is a special place and not just a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is something you should go to over and over.”

Judy Haglund said years ago they fell in love with the Guadalupe Clinic and what it provides for so many people. After attending a winefest in New Orleans they came back to Wichita “knowing we could contribute something. ”

Volunteering was simply the right thing to do, David Haglund said.

“Years ago, Judy and I sat back and said there are a lot of things we’d like to do for Wichita,” he said. “I can’t have a fieldhouse or a building named after me. What we do have to give is time. That’s what we do.”

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