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AWARDS Chamber Choice stage for a DJ, head tables and/or inside wedding ceremony, beau- the pots and pans you will need. If you just want to relax, you can tiful landscaping with many unique destinations for photo shoots order special packages, such as a Romance Package, a Spa Package, or outdoor ceremonies, built-in, back-lit projection screens to play a Breakfast Package or a Snack Package. Whatever you need, they video or slideshows, and, of course, a climate-controlled indoor event space. Sparrow Beginnings also has two beautiful cottages Sparrow Beginnings available to rent, not only to their wedding clients, S pond. The cottages spare no expense and off er for an OSU home game, or someone looking for pygmy goats will greet you, or say hi to the chickens, each one lovingly named by Katie. just off Lover’s Lane and adjacent to a stocked Sparrow Beginnings started out as a dream her three daughters: Jessica Sutton, Shelby Howerton and Katie Jessica, Shelby, Katie and Susan have woven their visions into one room with large stand-alone bathtub included, Barlow. 2015 was a big year in this family as they were planning and worked together to bring it to life. and a fully stocked kitchen. Maybe you would like to A true labor of love in every sense, Sparrow Beginnings has become cook your own meal while staying. That is no problem a family business. Now, Jessica, Shelby, Katie and Susan would love as the kitchens have gas ranges, large refrigerators and all That’s when they made their discovery—the place they envisioned didn’t exist anywhere in or near Stillwater. the canoe out for a spin. Even better, head over a romantic getaway. The cottages are located a king-size bed, a gas fi replace, a luxurious bath- the perfect local venue in which to turn their dream into a reality. fi shing poles and head over to the pond, or take to Sparrow Farms where the potbelly pigs and for themselves. Like sparrows, who collaborate to build their nests, blossoming in all four of their minds, the family went in search of Take a stroll around the 30 acres, take one of the but also to the general public who may be in town parrow Beginnings is owned and operated by Susan Hartford and three weddings simultaneously. With wedding dreams and ideas will take care of you. and, through the hard work of the entire family, has a become a beautiful reality they hope they can share with you. Come fi nd out what makes this place so special. They would love to meet you, get to know you and show you around. nothing more than to help you transform Sparrow Beginnings into your own personal vision. The venue has a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor sound system, spacious caterer’s kitchen with separate service entry, luxurious suites romantic piece of countryside and created the place they imagined for the couple or two suites for speakers and special guests, a large Like sparrows, who collaborate to build their nests, Jessica, Shelby, Katie and Susan have woven their visions into one and worked together to bring it to life. 50 51 These resourceful and determined women found a rambling,