WASHTUCNA – Headlights lit up Main Street on Thursday, Oct. 26, as diners headed to the newly re-opened Sonny's Tavern for their first night open since the business's acquisition by Bridget and Paul Coon.

Farmers, firefighters and first responders, who were the inaugural guests during the opening service, were greeted with smiling faces of Farm Bureau representatives, the familiar smell of frying chicken and the sight local farm brands that were burned into the interior walls and supports upon entering.

The opening day event began at 4 p.m., with several tables of locals and supporters already full. By 4:30 p.m., Sonny's was already at half capacity as servers and cooks were working out some of the opening day jitters. By 5 p.m., only one or two seats were left without a guest.

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