• John McGary, Woodford Sun Staff

A 'unique' night set for St. Leo Feb. 27

Organizers of the third annual Unique Taste of Woodford hope to set a new attendance record Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. Leo School. The event, which is a fundraiser for the Versailles Merchants Association (VMA), costs $50 a ticket and runs from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. that evening. Maria Bohanan, owner of Pretty in Pink and a VMA member, said between 130 and 150 people attended the event in 2014 and 2015; this year, with a new advertising and marketing plan, she hopes to attract 200. Proceeds help pay for the VMA's summer Friday Night Block Party, and the entertainment will be provided by the Twiggenburys, a local British rock/pop tribute band that plays the block party every year. There will also be lots of food, Bohanan said. "There's a misconception that there's nowhere to eat in Woodford County, and nothing could be further from the truth," Bohanan said. Restaurants taking part include Callie's, the Midway Bakery, Wallace Station, Ricardo's, Napa Prime, Sweet Lilu's, Addie's, Melissa's, Madison on Main, The Storybook Inn, Mi Pueblitos, Taqueria Becerra and Spotz Gelato. After attendees loosen their belts a notch, they can sample wine from Woodford County wineries (Equus Run Vineyards, Prodigy Vineyards and Winery and Wildside Winery), take part in a tasting of Woodford Reserve, and bid for items in silent and live auctions. Bohanan said the restaurants will serve food until 9:30 p.m., and a light snack buffet will be served afterwards, with items like chips, guacamole and chicken fingers. "It's a fun evening. It gets people out. The Twiggenburys are going to perform - they're a good time," Bohanan said. "If anybody likes going to the block parties, they should consider coming, because this is the main funding for them." Bohanan said tickets are available at Pretty in Pink, Animal House, Ice House Oddities and Marketplace on Main. People can find out more about the event at the VMA's Facebook page, or by calling Pretty in Pink at 873-7465.

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