Dine & Donate

Every winter, Mallow Run Winery breaks out homemade soup, fresh-baked bread and live music to help make the cold weekends a little warmer.

But this Saturday and Sunday, patrons frequenting the weekly celebrations will have a chance to help create a new Bargersville landmark.

Sarah Shadday, marketing coordinator for the winery, offered the scoop behind this special weekend promotion.

Creating a Fountain

Bargersville town officials and local residents have worked on plans for a downtown fountain, which will honor the town’s founders and military veterans, Shadday said. The project is being funded through donations and the sale of engraved paver bricks.

Educate yourself

Town events coordinator Lynne Hess and Jeff Beck, a resident spearheading the campaign, will be at Mallow Run from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday providing information about the project. They also will be selling paver bricks, Shadday said.

Being neighborly

“Jeff Beck is our neighbor, and we’ve had a great relationship with him. He approached us, and let us know what they were planning and the mission of the project. We wanted to help out,” Shadday said. “We thought we’d use one of our events we already had scheduled. If we already have people here for something, we can capitalize on it.”

Every bottle helps

“We’ve offered to donate 20 percent of our wine sales from this weekend to the project fund,” Shadday said. “People can purchase a brick, or if they want to help out, they can buy a bunch of wine. We’re encouraging people to do both.”

Warm up with soup

The winery will be serving classic corn chowder as the soup this weekend, with fresh bread. Kelleen Strutz will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and Acoustic Flashback the same times on Sunday.

Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at rtrares@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2727.