Food ven­dors, bev­er­age pro­duc­ers shine at fes­ti­val

The Calvert Recorder - - Business - PAUL LAGASSE

Res­i­dents from all over the region trav­eled to Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium on Oct. 20 to par­tic­i­pate in the Blue Crabs Beer, Food and Wine Fes­ti­val, which brought to­gether lo­cal small busi­nesses in­clud­ing brew­eries, winer­ies, dis­til­leries and food ven­dors.

Ven­dor fees from the event, or­ga­nized by lo­cal busi­ness own­ers Chris Wil­lis, Nick Stew­ard and Ali­cia Stew­ard, were do­nated to the Catherine Foun­da­tion, a Wal­dorf-based non­profit that pro­vides women and men with free coun­sel­ing to help them in­formed decisions about preg­nancy, sex­ual health and rais­ing a fam­ily.

The or­ga­niz­ers hope that the event, which was a grass­roots ef­fort to show­case lo­cal busi­nesses while by­pass­ing the Satur­day’s Blue Crabs Beer, Food and Wine Fes­ti­val filled the in­field and out­field at Re­gency Fur­ni­ture Sta­dium with small busi­nesses from all over South­ern Mary­land. Ven­dor fees from the event, or­ga­nized by busi­ness own­ers Chris Wil­lis, Nick Stew­ard and Ali­cia Stew­ard, were do­nated to the Catherine Foun­da­tion, a Wal­dorf-based non­profit that pro­vides women and men with free coun­sel­ing to help them in­formed decisions about preg­nancy, sex­ual health and rais­ing a fam­ily.

stiff fees as­so­ci­ated with pro­fes­sion­ally or­ga­nized fes­ti­vals, will be­come an an­nual one. If the turn-

out was any in­di­ca­tion, res­i­dents would wel­come reg­u­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties to sam­ple lo­cal fare.

The event was spon­sored by Colo­nial Farm Credit and ETC So­lu­tions.

STAFF PHO­TOS BY PAUL LAGASSE

Cindy Mul­likin from Mully’s Brew­ery in Prince Fred­er­ick fills a glass for a pa­tron dur­ing the Oct. 20 Blue Crabs Beer, Food and Wine Fes­ti­val in White Plains.

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