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The grapes of Logansville

Freshly-planted vineyard could become Logan County’s first winery

There is nothing Marilyn Dix McGhan loves more than sitting in her swing and sipping a glass of wine.

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ABOVE: The grape plants at Marilyn Dix McGhan’s Logansville vineyard were planted just this year and are still small, but in their third year, they may be ready for their first harvest. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Preparing for her retirement, Logansville native Marilyn Dix McGhan, who currently resides and works in New Jersey, is turning a portion of her family farm into a vineyard and, hopefully some day, she says, a winery. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

And she now has found the perfect way to make that her full-time job as she prepares for retirement.

The Logansville native, who spent her career as a pharmacist and pharmaceutical company representative away from Logan County, is planning to move back to the family farm to operate a vineyard, and eventually, she hopes it will become Logan County’s first winery.

“There’s two things I like best in life,” she said. “Sitting in a swing and drinking a good glass of wine.”

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