Spring Arbor Taste of the Town seeks vendors

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

Sample culinary treats from area restaurants and help cancer research at the same time at Spring Arbor Taste of the Town, set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 915 West Cooksey Drive.

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. Funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer through research – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will get to celebrate another birthday this year!

This will be the first Taste of the Town event for the Spring Arbor residential assisted living community built in 1992.

Spearheading the event is Josh King, Spring Arbor’s food service director. The event combines his desire to help with Relay for Life and his love of bringing good food for people to enjoy.

“When I was asked by my Executive Director Danny Hope to put together a benefit event, Relay for Life was my first choice,” said King. “I have had grandparents and friends affected by cancer. We support Relay for Life of Davidson County because they provide hope for the future, progress towards a cure and answers to cancer questions and concerns through research, education, advocacy, and service.

“Taste of the Town will give restaurants a chance to showcase their best dishes, local business are able to donate items for our silent auction and we are supporting a great cause.”

There will be a silent auction, music and food vendors. Pampered Chef will be doing demos showcasing some of their items.

Restaurants who have committed thus far include Southern Sisters, Archdale Bakery, Sweet Peas, Rosa Mae’s Café and Catering, Shoto’s in Lexington and Sweetalicious.

Restaurants will be serving their finest and most popular dishes.

Owner Joy Thompson of Southern Sisters Restaurant will be cooking up her famous Pete’s Jezebel chicken, meatloaf with brown sugar sauce and flash-fried onions and shrimp and grits.

Are you hungry yet?

In advance, four taste tickets are $10. At the door, $10 will buy three taste tickets.

“We still have room for more restaurants,” said King. “If you want to increase your business, be involved in your community and support Relay for Life – this is the event for you.”

For more information, to sign up as a restaurant or vendor or to purchase tickets call 336-472-7171.