More than 400 people attended the Ninth Annual Taste of Anderson County in Jackson Square the last week of September.
“Thanks to the volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and over 400 attendees, the event was a great success!” a press release said. “The whole evening was full of food, fun, and friends.”
This year, 11 restaurants from around Anderson County showcased some of their most delicious treats and eats, the press release said. Among them were Aubrey’s, Burchfield’s, Centennial Golf Course, Hot Bagel Company, Panda Express, Pizza Inn, Razzleberry’s Cafe, Riverview Grill, Smoothie Patch, and The Soup Kitchen.
McAlister’s, McDonald’s, Kroger Marketplace, and Panera donated the tea and lemonade at the event, the press release said.
Crafter’s Brew unveiled its Beer Van, and they served tastes of six craft brews, alongside Sugarlands Moonshine and 7 Springs Farm wine, the press release said. Four bands—Magnolia Blooms, Treats for Dogs, Twelve Years Truce, and Phil and the Phat Notes—kept people dancing all night long. Sponsors who helped United Way of Anderson County put on this community event were ORUD, Methodist Medical Center, Enrichment FCU, Peggy Sells Homes, Pinnacle Bank, and Laura Lynn Riden – State Farm Agency.
“United Way of Anderson County is thankful to everyone who came out and supported this event,” the press release said. “Although it is first and foremost a community event, all the money raised contributes directly to the annual campaign, which supports the grants, trainings, and additional support our partner agencies receive through United Way. We appreciate the generosity and spirit of this community, which allows us to address critical needs and build positive and lasting change in Anderson County.”
This press release was submitted by Naomi Asher of United Way of Anderson County.