Main Street’s ‘Wine Down’ Was Big Success
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Apologies in advance to my readers this week; I have a bad cold. It’s not annoying Covid or its BA2 variant which sounds like R2D2’s dad. I have a real, blurry-headed cold! I’m so happy to have a cold. Ah, the comfort of just a regular, good ol’ fashioned, honest-to-goodness, old school cold. I mean, who even thought they made colds anymore? I assumed they were rendered obsolete like phone booths and encyclopedias. I’m feeling very retro about it and the sneezing/stuffy ears/complaining have all come back to me so naturally like backward skating at the skate center.
Before my cold showed up I had time to make it to the Water Valley Main Street Association’s “Wine Down” event. Truth be told, when I first heard of the event I wondered why I would drink tiny samples of wine on Main Street when I could sit on my Main-Street-view front porch and drink whole entire bottles of wine. But I decided to be a sport and support the event because if I used that porch logic for everything then I’d never ever go to another party.
I arrived to Pocket Park right at the event’s starting time and there was already a line for tickets! Although the event was billed as wine specific, I asked for a “liquor only” ticket on the off chance that someone with my sophisticated tastes in cheap vodka was on the planning board. No dice.
The event was a real success! The stores and sidewalks were crowded and lively.
Shop-hopping was a real treat. The BTC had the best wine, in my opinion. GG’s had the best Easter overload. I was truly impressed with the amount of Easter gear available to a person. You can make a cute rabbit out of anything, it seems! So be sure to stop by GG’s for all your bunny needs. Turnage’s had the best team spirit (don’t they always?) as they participated even without wine. Gotta love ‘em.
A new place called Tin that is to be an arts location had a very impressive velvet sofa collection and some teenagers had a substantial cash raffle going outside Hair Trendz. I got to visit The Hub and they rattled off some supper specials that included, among other things, shrimp and grits. Cinnamon rolls and shrimp and grits! Breakfast/supper of champions.
But, by far, my favorite stop was Russell Family Furniture. I had never been in there before because my furniture tends to be as retro as my current cold, but I do walk by it every day and wonder each time if the giant giraffe head is real.
Let me tell you folks, I think it’s real. I touched it and it felt like a real giraffe. And if you didn’t know that there is a giant giraffe head (plus entire neck) in Russell Family Furniture on Main Street in Water Valley, then I’m glad I could teach you something today. You should go check it out and buy a sofa while you’re there! They are very nice people and the furniture is even nicer.
So big shout out to the Water Valley Main Street Association for this event. It was much enjoyed by all!