Wine tasting could be added to Elkton farmers market
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— Wine tastings could soon be a new addition to the town’s farmers market in conjunction with First Friday events.
During the April 6 town board of commissioners meeting, Michelle Henson, administrative office secretary for the town of Elkton, asked the mayor and commissioners to consider a Waiver of Alcohol Prohibition, which allows alcohol consumption on public property, for the farmers market.
The mayor and commissioners agreed to formally consider the request at a later date.
Wine vendors would only offer tastings, not sell alcohol, Henson said. She added that she is not asking for “blanket” permission, but said she would ask for permission each time she would like to hold a tasting.
“It gives another opportunity to give another reason to walk downtown on a Friday evening,” Henson said.
She said the addition could increase volume of people coming to Elkton and the farmers market.
Henson said she thought of the idea after walking into The Galler y at 122 Main, where a wine tasting was being held, in the wintertime during a First Friday event.
The idea of a wine tasting was first introduced during a Feb. 10 meeting, Alt said.
In other news, after the discussion of the possible addition, members of the Historic Elk Landing Foundation gave an update on the site.
Joshua Brown, president of the foundation, said the Zebulon Hollingsworth Sr. House received upgrades such as new curtains and upholstery.
Brown said more than 200 eighth graders from Elkton Middle School who went to the site last year for their ser vice learning project are returning again this year.
Pat Opal, vice president of the foundation, said the students are separated into two groups. One group is hands- on and makes piles of sticks for mulching, and the other group is given a history lesson on events such as the War of 1812.