None of us knows where the road of life will lead us. It could have you moving to a new state, or even a new country.

And sometimes, life throws you a detour along the path, one you never imagined could happen to you.

Marcella Prokop and Ashley Thompson at JJ's Wine, Spirits & Cigars
Marcella Prokop and Ashley Thompson at JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Yet, when it strikes, as it did in the life of today’s Across the Table guest, you might have to re-envision what your life is going to look like. When I sat down with Marcella Prokop at JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars recently, I found out how her passion for diversity, equity and inclusion was impacted by something we can’t even see.

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At JJ’s they like to say they provide “an enhanced adult beverage experience” and we think that’s just perfect to sum up the great food and drink and the great people you’ll run into at JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars.

They’re located at 3000 West 57th Street in Sioux Falls. You can find out more about their specials and events, but checking out their website at

JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars is pleased to be hosting “Cocktails for A Cause” for the second year in a row. On Saturday, April 30th, at JJ’s Event Room, they will be guiding you through three craft cocktails. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness for Breathe Bravely and Cystic Fibrosis. Tickets are available online at

Behind the scenes of Ashley Thompson's interview with Marcella Prokop
Behind the scenes of Ashley Thompson’s interview with Marcella Prokop

Get to know other interesting people from around KELOLAND by checking out some of our other Across the Table segments!

Across the Table with Mark Blackburn

Across the Table with Seth Pearman

Across the Table with Beth Ormseth

Across the Table with Becka Burger

Across the Table with Nancy and Bruce Halverson

Across the table with Lindsay Harris

Across the Table with Jon Thum

Across the Table with Dr. Charles Chima

Across the Table with April Meyerink

Across the Table with Tom Slattery

Across the Table with Brad Palmer

Across the Table with Sue Aguilar

Across the Table with Darrin Smith

Across the Table with Sheila Hazard