FREDERICKTOWN — Members of the Preserve Fredericktown’s Quality of Life Committee took a collective sigh of relief Tuesday night as the initiative to allow the sale of carry-out alcohol at the Fredericktown Market was defeated.
The issue to approve sales Monday through Saturday was defeated, 148 to 170, while the issue over Sunday liquor sales was defeated, 123 to 195 votes.
The committee did not form until after early voting started, but the group thought it was important to make the effort and encourage a no vote in precinct C for the sake of the entire community.
“We had some fliers that we printed up and that was all we did,” said committee treasurer and spokesman Ron Vozar. “We had some folks who were willing to talk to their neighbors.”
Vozar, the pastor of the Fredericktown Seventh-day Adventist Church, said the group was never trying to change anyone’s lifestyle or ability to choose to purchase alcohol, it was simply trying to hang on to the way of life Fredericktown residents have come to know and appreciate.