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Local wines, sweets and tunes in downtown Midlothian

By Chelsea Groomer

Each year, as the weather begins to warm, the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce uncorks its Wine and Arts Festival in downtown Midlothian. “[Last] spring, we had a couple of new things that were exciting,” explained Cammy Jackson, President of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce. “We not only had 15 wineries that people could get tastings from but we also had a ‘sweets alley’ where people could get tastings of cake or cookies from Doolee’s Baking Co. or Jane Dough Bake House. “[...] The festival itself is free, and people can enjoy the shopping with the vendors or inside the businesses, or enjoy the music. All of that is for free.” In keeping the classics while mixing a new brew of festival fun, Jackson assures an enjoyable evening of food, music, and, of course, wine from across the state. From 50 vendors that include everything from boutique accessories to beard oils and grooming kits to skincare and makeup, Jackson said husbands may have to guard their wallets against the shopping frenzy. “We have several new businesses that will be represented,” Jackson included. CONTINUED PAGE 38


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