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Sip & Stroll rescheduled over safety concerns

by Staff report
| September 9, 2021 1:00 AM

MOSES LAKE — COVID-19 concerns have led to a decision to cancel this year’s Sip & Stroll event scheduled for Saturday.

Sip & Stroll is an annual wine walk hosted by the Downtown Moses Lake Association and downtown businesses, featuring local wineries, artists, musicians and businesses.

“After much consideration for the community’s health and safety, the Downtown Moses Lake Association board of directors have made the tough decision to postpone the Sip & Stroll event due to the surge in COVID cases. This decision was not taken lightly. We want our businesses to stay open without restrictions and we will continue to advocate for that,” said Rosenda Henley, president of the DMLA, in a press release.

The decision followed conversations with the Grant County Health District and other local organizations that have decided to cancel and/or pivot their events.

“It was a tough conversation to have with the DMLA board of directors. We wanted to host this event for our community and our wonderful downtown businesses; however, COVID cases keep rising, and we feel it’s our responsibility to make a choice for the greater good of our community. We promise that our next Sip & Stroll or Brews & Tunes event will live up to the anticipation,” said Lexi Smith, executive director of the DMLA, in the release.

For participants who purchased tickets online, the DMLA has a refund process. Those who purchased a ticket in person from Michael’s Market & Bistro, are asked to contact the Downtown Moses Lake Association. “The DMLA sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused,” the release stated.

For more information, call 509-770-1700, or email director@mlbacares.org.