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Kirkwood Wine Stroll will raise money for community projects

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Kirkwood Wine Stroll will raise money for community projects

Drinking wine at Kirkwood Station, which is located along Hosea Williams Drive. File photo from 2014 Wine Stroll
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Drinking wine at Kirkwood Station, which is located along Hosea Williams Drive. File photo from 2014 Wine Stroll

Drinking wine at Kirkwood Station, which is located along Hosea Williams Drive. File photo from 2014 Wine Stroll

The Kirkwood Wine Stroll is returning for its ninth year on Friday, Sept. 25. It will be held in downtown Kirkwood along Hosea L Williams Drive Northeast.

Kevin Cregan, president of Kirkwood Business Owners Association, said the event raises money that KBOA uses on projects in the business district. Last year, the event raised about $15,000 from more than 1,000 attendees.

Cregan said the group is hoping for an even larger turnout this year. He said KBOA is hoping to use proceeds to install bike racks or an electric vehicle charger.

“We’re going to have an open forum in October with business owners,” Cregan said. “What are the thoughts are about what do we do with the money? We typically raise a good bit of money.”

Tickets are $50 through Sept. 24 and $60 the day of the event. Ticket holder receive a souvenir wine glass for the tastings, which last from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Attendees will receive a passport that they can have stamped at each participating business.  There will be two live bands – Stella Amor and Alchemy – and a DJ, Derek B, according to a press release. To purchase a ticket, click here.

“It’s really the showcase event to get folks from the neighborhood into businesses they didn’t know would there and attract people to Kirkwood who wouldn’t normally shop and dine in downtown Kirkwood to give at try,” Cregan said.

To see photos from last year’s event, click here.

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