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JA savors success
Event a hit
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Magness Library director Brad Walker serves Mrs. Darrin S. Jenkins during Sip and Saveur. She was among 275 visitors to the popular event.

Sounds of music filled the air Saturday evening as Sip and Saveur experienced another successful year in Historic Downtown McMinnville. 

“I think our event was a huge success this year,” Junior Auxiliary of McMinnville member Makayla Lewis said. “We sold close to 175 pre-sale tickets and at least 100 the night of the event. The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was even better. We have received nothing but compliments and we can’t thank our community enough for always making this event such a great success.” 

JA members organize the adult-only event in conjunction with 24 downtown businesses, who hosted artisans, photographers, musicians, book authors, etc., while offering Hors D’oevres and samples of beverages, both with alcohol and alcohol-free. 

Stanley & Bratcher hosted local artist Linda Dunlap. “I’ve been painting for about 40 years. I dabble in a little bit of everything. I also offer classes,” Dunlap said.

Jeanette Jordan used a monochord – an instrument of ancient origin for measuring and demonstrating the mathematical relations of musical tones – and crystal singing bowls to entertain visitors to Ross & Ross Attorneys. 

Oh Sugar, a N. Spring Street home bakery business, hosted Chandi Nunley, who is a permanent jewelry artist. Lux Linx by Plunder offers vintage-inspired jewelry at savvy prices. 

Among other businesses/artists: Mary Wanamaker was at Red Door Kids, Susan Gawell was at Citizens Tri County Bank, Brandie Mansfield was at The Vanilla Bean Baking Company, Warren County High School students were at McMinnville City Hall, Seth Wright was at Collins River BBQ & Cafe, Sami Mercury was at Renewed Creations and Jase Bouldin was at Begonias. 

Live music was offered by the fountain in Court Square, at Begonias and on the rooftop of the building that houses Evelyn Taylor Avenue.