Wine, friends ... and flowers


September 21, 2023 | View PDF

VIDA: People turned out on Saturday to sample this year’s harvest at a wine and honey-tasting event sponsored by the Vida McKenzie Community Center (VMCC). A local winemaker, McKenzie Crest Wines, and the Honey Paddle Farm offered people samplings of wine and honey, in addition to a bouquet bar where they could build their own mason jar flower arrangement.

For many folks, the event offered first views of the newly constructed Community Center building which offered views of the river from the patio as they snacked on picnic foods and sipped McKenzie Crest wines.

The “Wine, Friends, and Flowers” was well attended and marked the first rental of the community structure since the rebuild.

McKenzie Crest Wines offered a 20% discount for a VMCC donation, along with 2 bottles of wine and Honey Paddle donated a large fancy floral pumpkin for a raffle fundraiser. Both activities generated $400 for the community center and Gerry Aster, the VMCC fundraiser, happily reported that she received commitments for eight new legacy pavers.

Owners of McKenzie Crest Wines and Honey Paddle Farm both said they were pleased to see the interest in the event, appreciated the community support, and are inspired to host similar events in the future.


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