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Sip and Saveur brings tasty treats
Donnie and Kim Baldock are pictured enjoying themselves at Sip and Saveur.

The festive nature of Sip and Saveur on Saturday was not dampened by brief rain.
“It was such a pleasure to bring Sip and Saveur back to our beautiful downtown,” said event organizer Emily Stefanick. “The short-lived rainfall didn’t seem to have an effect on attendance, and people were able to spend time in Main Street businesses during the shower.”
The event is organized by Junior Auxiliary of McMinnville and its members to showcase downtown businesses, local artisans and caterers.
When asked to pick a favorite aspect of the event, Stefanick could not.
“The food was fabulous, the music was amazing, and the art was spectacular,” she said. “This event does a great job of showing how much talent we have in McMinnville and how lovely our downtown is. We’ve had nothing but positive feedback and are already looking forward to next year.”
Setting a relaxed mood was the Lund McVey Group performing jazz and fusion original songs, as well as jazz standards, in front of the fountain on Court Square. The group features Matt Lund on guitar and compositions, Jason McVey on saxophone, Adam Bond on bass, Jerry Steinhilber on drums, and Shonna Lund on vocals.
Patrons were given a black bag with a commemorative stemless wine glass and map to the participating businesses. Those businesses showcased one or more local artisan or author, offering food and beverages to the patrons as they enjoyed looking through the businesses.
Participating businesses were Magness Library, Highland Rim, Topz, Heritage Museum, Collins River BBQ, Ashley’s Attic, The Trendy Trunk, Dodie’s Painting Studio, Ryan J. Moore, Agee, Owens and Cooper, Redstone/ Twisted Yogis, Ross and Company, The Weathered Arrow, Pirtle and Little, Hoover and Son, Chamber of Commerce, and Citizen’s Tri-County Bank.
Donnie and Kim Baldock offered an unbiased opinion of the event. From Memphis, the couple stopped in Warren County just the day before, heard about the event and stayed to attend.
“We’re kayaking, biking and hiking across Tennessee,” said Donnie. “We came in town yesterday and while visiting Highland Rim Music, we learned about this event. We decided to stick around for it. We’re glad we did. This is a wonderful event in a beautiful setting. It’s amazing. I can’t believe we were lucky enough to be here for it.”
For anyone who would like to purchase glasses from this year, send an email to