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Sanford Historic Trust continues annual Tour of Drinks, adding desserts to the menu

October 28, 2023 - 06:03
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From now until Jan. 31, the Sanford Historic Trust is hosting The Tour of Drinks & Desserts in downtown Sanford to raise money for the Trust and local businesses.

The goal of the Tour of Drinks, which started in 2018, is to encourage, “community involvement and awareness of the Sanford Historic Trust and their mission of preservation, fun play on words and advertisement with the Holiday Tour of Homes, partner and support local downtown business,” said Amy Erisman, the co-chair of the Sanford Historic Trust.

This year there are 20 local businesses participating in the event and a new dessert option. Every month throughout the tour, each business will create a signature drink for that month having the creative ability to choose a name and presentation.

There are options for at least 16 different October/Halloween themed alcoholic drinks by various businesses in downtown Sanford, including The District, Loggerhead, 1st Street Lounge and others. There are also a few non-alcoholic drinks on the menu provided by Mahogany Coffee and Raw Press Juice Bar.

This is the first time that desserts will be included in the tour. Pastry Collections provides at least three different October/Halloween-themed desserts for guests to choose from.

Erisman said people should be excited to experience the creativity of local mixologists while supporting the preservation of downtown Sanford’s historic buildings.

Erisman said: “The Sanford Historic Trust mission is preservation of historic buildings. For each sale of the signature drink, the establishment donates $1 to the Historic Trust.”

She said the Sanford Historic Trust is excited for people to gain awareness of the historical significance of buildings in downtown Sanford.

“Awareness that these beautiful buildings are standing because the community cared, saw the value and agreed to partner with each other to preserve the history. These buildings have seen the creation of computers, cars, prohibition, Orange groves to Celery City… if walls could talk in these bars,” she added.