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Chris Harrison Hosts Santa Barbara Wine Auction Benefiting Direct Relief


“The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison took a night off from the mansion for a different role Saturday evening.  He was the Master of Ceremonies for the eighth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. Coordinated in part by the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation, the event took place February 22 at Bacara Resort & Spa and highlighted the acclaimed wines of the Central Coast.

Harrison was reunited with one of the best-known previous “Bachelor” stars, Andrew Firestone, at the fundraiser, which was also attended  by Jane Lynch (“Glee”), Susan Sullivan (“Castle”, “Falcon Crest”), Joanna Kerns (“Growing Pains”), actor/director Emilio Estevez, and “Girls” and “Chicago Fire” regular Shiri Appleby, star of the upcoming Lifetime series, “Un-Real.”

Appleby’s fiancé, Jon Shook and his business partner Vinny Detolo, of L.A.’sAnimal restaurant, were the celebrity chefs for the night.

Direct Relief, rated “Four Star” by Charity Navigator and “100% Efficient” by Forbes magazine, provides medicine and medical equipment to people in the U.S. and around the world who otherwise would not have access to it because of poverty, civil unrest or natural disaster.

Auction items at the Hollywood-themed fundraiser included: a “Sideways” 10th anniversary reunion dinner with cast and crew of the iconic film, a week at a cottage at the Cotswolds, with a private visit and tea at Highclere Castle where “Downton Abbey” is filmed, a private dinner with the cast of “Modern Family” and a trip to New York with front row seats for the “Project Runway” finale.


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