Van and I would like express our sincere gratitude to all of The McDuffie Mirror staff, Peacock Hill, 1810 Winery and Restaurant, as well as all of the other businesses that participated in the "Write for the Roses" contest.
It was truly a surprise for me to read in The Mirror and such a surprise for Van that his entry actually won! I didn't realize how many people actually read The Mirror until I started getting so many emails, phone calls and nice comments about the article.
I would like to tell everyone how wonderful our experience was at the 1810 restaurant. They truly went out of their way to make our dining experience a great one. We were treated with excellent service and the food was superb! We are definitely lucky to have such a unique establishment right here in Thomson.
In addition, the flowers from Peacock Hill were just gorgeous! They turned your average dozen roses into a true piece of artwork! We have not yet used our gift certificates at any of the participating businesses, but know that if it is anything like what we have had so far with our dinner and roses, we know we won't be disappointed!
Thank you again to you and your staff for sponsoring this contest. I am not sure how Van will top this next year, but I can say that it was definitely a Valentine's Day that I will never forget!