Wine Women & Shoes Charity Event Raises Funds for Ronald McDonald House
The Dewitt Tilton Group and Woofgang Bakery & Grooming Were Title Sponsors of Sold-Out Event

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire held the 8th Annual Wine Women & Shoes events at the Kehoe Iron Works in downtown Savannah.


The Signature Luncheon & Fashion Show began with champagne and shopping at the exclusive Marketplace, followed by a luncheon, fashion show and appearances by the Shoe Guys. The main event was an evening of sip-sational wines, more fabulous shopping, culinary delights, raffles, an auction and charming Shoe Guys.

Aaron Cradduck, superintendent of The Dewitt Tilton Group, was crowned the coveted title of “King of Sole,” raising a record-setting $15,834.

“There are few combinations that evoke glamour and fun as much as the perfect fit of Wine, Women & Shoes,” said Bill Sorochak, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. “Savannah’s wine-savvy, shoe-loving women kicked up their heels and sipped fine wines, enjoyed signature dishes and gourmet bites, and shopped the latest shoes and accessories from fabulous fashion vendors, all while supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire.”

This year’s title event sponsor for Wine, Women & Shoes was The Dewitt Tilton Group, an award-winning commercial and industrial construction company in Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry. The title sponsor of the Signature Luncheon & Fashion Show was Woofgang Bakery & Grooming.

Ronald McDonald House helps so many families who are in need of crucial support while their children are receiving medical treatment. The Dewitt Tilton Group was honored to support this mission,” said Chris Tilton, president of The Dewitt Tilton Group. “The work of the Ronald McDonald House Charities directly complements our mission to make life better in the communities we serve.”

Proceeds from both events help fund the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, whose mission is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. Its flagship Ronald McDonald House provides a warm, home-like atmosphere where families whose children are receiving medical treatment in area hospitals can sleep, eat, watch TV or just relax and most importantly spend time with each other and with other families in similar situations. Their other core programs include the Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

“Our services are needed now more than ever as we’re still feeling the repercussions of the pandemic,” said Sorochak. “We rely on this event to raise much-needed funds to continue our mission. We’ve enjoyed coming together with the fabulous women of Savannah to support our critical work.”

More information about the event can be found at

The Dewitt Tilton Group, an award-winning construction company in Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry, specializes in commercial and industrial construction. The principals, Andrew DeWitt and Chris Tilton have over 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a project from pre-construction to the final walkthrough. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, The Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities, which guarantees a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is headquartered at 119 Canal St. Suite 106 Pooler, GA 31322. For more information or to contact The Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit

One of 365 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide, each House is an independent non-profit, 501©3 community organization. The Savannah House is governed by a 19-member board of directors and managed by a full-time staff of five. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities© of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The House has thirteen bedrooms and operates on a waiting list most of the year. The local Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for critically ill and injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital at Memorial, Candler Hospital, or where needed in the Coastal Empire. Since the House first opened its doors 34 years ago in 1987, over 12,200 families have been served. The house currently serves approximately 320 families each year. Although the average length of stay runs 16 days, some families stay much longer with their longest stay being 203 days!

Cynthia Cradduck, Managing Partner of Cecilia Russo Marketing