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Sip and Saveur to bring art, food tasting together
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Junior Auxiliary will hold its inaugural “Sip and Saveur: Tasting and Art Showcase” on Sept. 27 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown McMinnville. It will be an evening of music, art and hors d’oeuvres.
The event will highlight local artists and the businesses on Main Street. Event patrons will register at Junior Auxiliary’s tent in front of the fountain on Court Square beginning at 5 p.m. to receive a gift bag and enter a raffle drawing.
“They will then have the opportunity to stroll along Main Street while listening to live jazz music from The Lund/McVey Group, and peruse local art that will be on display and for sale in several businesses,” said Junior Auxiliary member and event organizer Emily Stefanick.
Businesses participating include Topz, The Heritage Museum, Collins River BBQ and Café, McMinnville Jiu Jitsu, Ryan J. Moore Attorney at Law, Manna Natural Market, Junior Auxiliary in the Community Room of the Chamber of Commerce, The Painted Anchor, Et Cetera, Natural Marketplace, Pirtle and Little Law Office, Om Yoga, Citizen’s Tri-County Bank, Stanley-Bratcher Law Office, Ross and Company, and the Professional Building.
Some well-known names from the local art scene will be featured at the businesses including Linda Dunlap, Carol Neal, Dr. Bryan Chastain, Bonnie Davis, Michael Galligan, and Chad Davis, just to name a few. In addition, the works of young artists from Warren County High School will be displayed in the Chamber’s Community Room.
“While enjoying the talent of local artists, patrons will also be provided with tastings of food and beverages, many of which are crafted by local caterers and restaurants,” said Stefanick. “The evening will conclude with a raffle drawing featuring several prizes, including a bottle of Arrington Vineyards Red Fox Red autographed by country music star Kix Brooks.”
Stefanick says the first event has been well received.
“Sip and Saveur has been met with overwhelming support,” she said. “JA would like to recognize and thank platinum sponsor USA Gym, and gold sponsors D.M. Simpson and Company, Law Offices of Galligan and Newman, and Davis Sign Company.”
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the night of the event and are available at all Security Federal Bank locations, Wink Skincare, or from any JA member. All proceeds will go toward the continued efforts of Junior Auxiliary to improve the lives of children and families in Warren County and surrounding areas through service projects, such as Coats for the Community, Hopping into Health, and Pencil Pals.