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Letter: Rotary, council should reconsider moving wine festival

Dear Editor:

I urge the Snowmass Village Rotary Club and the Town Council to re-evaluate their decision to move the Wine Festival to Town Park from the mall. While I support the efforts of Rotary and the good work it does, this decision is a slap in the face to the retail and restaurant community, which has generously supported it for its 21-year existence in our village and the past 10 years of tastings and silent auctions on the mall. The event has become a tradition on the mall and draws hundreds of people to Snowmass’ core during an otherwise mellow weekend in September. Contrary to the tone of the article in the Sun last week, this event does help the businesses in town significantly. I implore Rotary, the council and the community to support keeping this annual event in the heart of the village. I ask you: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? I believe everyone should rerun this decision through the Rotary Four-Way Test.

Reed Lewis

Daly Bottle Shop, Grain Fine Food, 81615 Inc.