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Winners wine, losers stomp at Monroe City Taste of Fall

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:38 am

After the Fall Festival adults gathered on Court Street to enjoyed the afternoon with drinks and appetizers from area vendors at the Taste of Fall Oct. 3.

Grape stomping teams celebrate after the competition held at the Taste of Fall event during the Fall Festival Oct. 3.

Grape stomping teams celebrate after the competition held at the Taste of Fall event during the Fall Festival Oct. 3.

As groups meandered among the stalls set up selections of beer, wine and cider helped stave off what was quickly turning into a brisk autumn evening.
Food was plenty with Whitebarn Processing serving a collection of summer sausages and bratwurst made from deer, the Hitching Post served a selection of their menu including pizza and dumplings, the Dugout handed out samples of tenderloin sandwiches and alfredo noodles. Chocolaterie Stam along with Golden Eagle Distributing and many other vendors offered assorted wines and beer for the crowd to taste.
The main event of the festival was the five person tag team grape stomping competition. The competition saw three teams test their endurance.  Team Twinkle Toes consisting of Loree Quinn, Kara Roy, Erica Barnes, Lindsey Spalding and Mindy Hays dressed in tutus. The Progressive Insurance team made up of Beth Garner, Carrie Cooper, Bri Vollrath, Bridget Cooper, and Kayla Murphy.  Last but not least, dressed as I Love Lucy, Tina Long, Donna Thompson, Michelle Kendrick and Chris Potterfield.
The first round the tutus tested their stomping skills against I love Lucy with the tutus creating more grape juice. Next team Progressive faced off against the I Love Lucy team with Progressive taking first place. The event concluded with Progressive going up against the tutus. The jugs of stomped grape juice were set side-by-side to reveal the tutus as the winner of the final round.
The I Love Lucy team placed third and were awarded a bottle of grape juice with a bottle of wine being awarded to the tutus for placing first.
After the grape stomping competition the festival was seen out with sampling more appetizers and drinks.

 


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