Out of the Past

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Posted: July 15, 2013

Ward’s Pastry Shop owner Margaret Witt (left) poses with her staff in front of a board into which 1,776 cupcakes were placed for the Downtown Winchester Retail Merchants’ Bi-Centennial Celebration in 1976. Pictured with Witt are her children, Kimberly Witt, Ralph Witt Jr., owner’s associate Dot Lofton and son Michael Witt. Michael Witt of Winchester provided this picture. He said the cupcakes were given out free to those who attended the celebration. His parents, Ralph and Margaret Witt, owned Ward’s from 1975 to 1987. The business was first on the north end of the Loudoun Street Mall and then moved to the south end of the mall.

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