Lexington Wine Walk even sweeter after rain delay

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All wine lovers know that the fruit of the vine is best if allowed to age for a while. The ninth annual Lexington Wine Walk also turned out to be great thanks to some extra patience.

After inclement weather forced a three-week delay for the event, more than 1,500 people arrived for the rescheduled party Friday night at Icehouse Amphitheater on Lexington’s Main Street and found perfect weather, food, live music, and of course, lots and lots of wine.

“We were disappointed when it stormed and they had to reschedule, but tonight makes up for it,” Leslie Callan said with a smile as her friends cheered and raised their glasses in agreement.

The annual event is sponsored by the Lexington Beautification Foundation, a volunteer nonprofit organization “dedicated to the pursuit of beautifying the scenic and historic community,” according to their website.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward enhancements and upgrades at Virginia Hylton park in downtown Lexington. Money from previous Wine Walks supported projects including the beautification of Lexington Square and a Memorial Fountain at the Lexington Courthouse, Phase II of Lexington Square, and two sponsored gardens at the new Lexington County Chamber of Commerce Building.

Friday night’s event included beer and champagne options for those who preferred a brew or bubbly to wine or wanted variety. Guests also received souvenir glasses, and enjoyed snacks, local business exhibitions, and even free massages, all while the Going Commando Band entertained from the amphitheater stage.

More information on the Lexington Beautification Foundation is available at lexingtonwinewalk.com.

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