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Table & Vine holds second annual 5K at the Big E

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For the second year in a row, Table & Vine hosted its unique 5K Grape Chase Road Race.

A good crowd dodged the raindrops Saturday morning for the race that runs through the Eastern States Exposition grounds.

Proceeds from the 5K go to several local groups. This year, those groups were the West Springfield Parish Cupboard, the West Springfield Partnership for Education and the Big E Farm to Table Education.

"Big Y is a locally owned business, and Table & Vine is owned by Big Y," said Michael Quinlan, wine sales manager for Table & Vine. "Ten thousand of your neighbors and friends work for Big Y, and here in West Springfield, we have a Big Y and Table & Vine stores, so to be able to help the community means everything to us. That's really what it's all about."

The festivities continued Saturday evening with the Taste of Table & Vine, which featured 400 wines, 100 craft beers and other items for attendees to sample.

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