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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — There may be something to that organic mix.

For the first time in the event’s nine-year history, Columbus’ downtown Wassail Fest has a repeat Wassail Meister. A record 2,500 votes were cast by 3,500 downtown visitors to 31 participating businesses during Friday’s (12-7) event.

And for the second straight year, Melissa Rushing and her team at Bella Derma was voted the best.

The Wassail Meister trophy was presented Tuesday (12-11) by Main Street Columbus and Magnolia Directory.

Rushing attributes the success of her recipe to all-organic ingredients.

Riverhill Chevron was second, the Attic was third, the Commercial Dispatch fourth and Renee Reedy Photography fifth.

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  • Pamela

    Congrats Melissa and the Bella Derma team!

  • Melissa Madura

    So proud of Melissa and crew for achieving this honor twice! May her business continue to flourish while making people feel beautiful and healthy inside and out !

  • Melissa Rushing

    Thank you all SO much for coming out to support all the local downtown businesses for Wassail Fest 2012! We had such a wonderful time getting to meet so many people in our community!

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