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Letter to the editor: Winery staff excited by opportunity

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It has recently been said that there will only be five people who will profit if Elk Creek Vineyards is allowed to open our tasting room on Sunday.  That statement isn’t true, and has compelled me to share my story.
 My name is Laci Rollins; my husband, Rob Rollins, first moved to Owen County with his family in 1988, and in 2008, he introduced me to this hidden gem of a town that I now call home. 
Over the past year, the winery has become part of our family.
Our 4-year-old loves Create Your Own Pizza Night with Chef Gary, and she always asks for one of Dani’s Sweet Treat cupcakes for dessert.
At Elk Creek we offer a family friendly atmosphere where we discourage any over serving of alcohol.
After visiting Elk Creek Vineyards several times and even getting married there, I was hired into the cafe in 2013.
I was promoted into the lodging department shortly after that. In February, I was asked to be the donations coordinator. With this new responsibility, I was afforded the opportunity to see Curtis Sigretto’s generosity first hand.
Now that our tasting room can be open on Sunday (the second busiest day in the tourism industry), we anticipate an increase in profit of over 30 percent and for the first time in our history, we could finally be profitable,
In anticipation of the increase in business, a new position has already been created at Elk Creek and I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted the position as the assistant general manager,
 Our grand opening was this past Sunday, and we will continue to open our tasting room from 1 to 7 p.m. every Sunday. 
I’ve made my debut as assistant general manager and I would like to invite you to come to the winery with any compliments or suggestions that you may have for me. 
I can’t wait to meet your family, and introduce you to mine.

Laci Rollins
Elk Creek Winery