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Hundreds attend WellWorks Winter Gathering


Hundreds of community members celebrated the holiday season at the annual WellWorks Winter Gathering last week, and visitors heard live music and tried delicious, local food served by area businesses.

Hundreds of community members celebrated the holiday season at the annual WellWorks Winter Gathering last week, and visitors heard live music and tried delicious, local food served by area businesses.

(Photos by Ben Siegel/Ohio University)

The annual celebration was held in the Grover Center Atrium and served as an open house and customer appreciation day for everyone in the community.

WellWorks Director Kim Valentour said she enjoys meeting the people who visit each year, and the event is a great way to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. “Since it became an annual event, people look forward to it, and it's fun,” she said.

Soledad Rosario Byars George, 3, dances to music performed by the acoustic duo of Colleen Carow (center) and Chris Keesey.

Soledad Rosario Byars George, 3, dances to music performed by the acoustic duo of Colleen Carow (center) and Chris Keesey. Other performers included Liz Pahl and Corbin Marsh of The Summoners, and The Athens Children’s Chorus.

Bob O'Neil, co-owner of Village Bakery, prepares samples for attendees of the annual gathering, including focaccia and a mix of cookies.

Bob O'Neil, co-owner of Village Bakery, prepares samples for attendees of the annual gathering, including focaccia and a mix of cookies.

Gourmet Your Way Owner Greg Travers and employee Jonathan Leal (left) joke as they prepare samples for visitors to try.

Gourmet Your Way Owner Greg Travers and employee Jonathan Leal (left) joke as they prepare samples for visitors to try.

Rhonda Hughes (right) talks about baked goods with Jen Miller from Crumbs Bakery.

Rhonda Hughes (right) talks about baked goods with Jen Miller from Crumbs Bakery.