Community Club Wine and Beer March this Friday on WP Square> PenCityCurrent.com

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR

WEST POINT – A little seasoning for the holiday season will take place in West Point Square on Friday.

The West Point Community Club’s annual wine and beer walk will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the plaza with 10 vendors sharing local spirits, while a different kind of spirit will take place at American Legion Hall. .

The club is creating a Hat and Mittens Tree this year where donated gloves and hats will be collected and provided to schools in Lee County. There will also be a Christmas toy drive and anyone who donates for either program this week after 4 p.m. at the Legion Hall will receive free raffle tickets for a gift basket.

Nikki Fraise, president of the West Point Community Club, said the gift baskets were added this year to replace the Christmas tree contest the group had held in the past.

Toys donated for the toy drive, as well as hats and mittens for the donation tree can be dropped off at American Legion Hall on the east side of the plaza.

“We have already done the trees and all the businesses in town decorated a tree and then people were able to donate to their favorite tree,” said Fraise. “But this year we decided that it takes a long time and business owners don’t always have that much free time, but we wanted to keep raising funds.

“So this year, the committee created the baskets with donations from local businesses. We were looking for something that would help raise funds for other projects.

The club funds many city programs, including library reading programs as well as providing Christmas decorations in the city square park.

“We’re also running a project where all of the parks in West Point need changing tables in the washrooms, so we’re working on that as well,” she said.

Raffle tickets will be sold to participants who can then use the raffle tickets on their favorite basket among all the baskets offered. Funds raised with raffle tickets will go towards the Pollmiller Park Trail Renovation Project which is currently underway with the Lee County Conservation District.

Plans are underway to put a new concrete surface on the trail through the park with an estimated cost of $ 450,000.

In addition to the 10 wine and beer vendors, Kim’s Confections will also be open for hot chocolate with live music and holiday treats.

Commemorative Wine Walk glasses are now on sale at Sonny’s Supermarket, West Point Town Hall, Corner Tap and 4th Street Bar.

Parking will be available around the square and side streets are available. There will also be a cart that will take residents to other businesses that are not in the square, including Brad’s Pad and Bentler Auto. Having a designated driver is strongly encouraged.

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