|Everyone is invited out for a “Taste of the Town,” a fund-raising event for the Langlade County United Way.|
The special evening of dining and entertainment will take place on Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Edison Club Event Center.
According to Jenny Schlundt, a member of the Langlade County United Way Board of Directors, “Taste of the Town” is designed as a new fund-raising event to provide additional support to local United Way affiliated.
“It is coming together better than we ever could have anticipated,” Schlundt said. “Most local restaurants and businesses have been very receptive to the idea. Twenty-four businesses have agreed to participate, donate their product and time to provide an item of their choice, either a house favorite, or an item they are not known for.”
Admission is free, and guests will be able to purchase food tickets valued between $1 and $2, depending on the item they wish to purchase and then sample from the various booths.
There will also be raffle tickets sold by affiliates and board members. They are priced at $5 each or five for $20, with a grand prize of $1,000, second place, $500 and 3rd prize, $200.
Brad Emanuel will perform with his acoustic guitar.
“Even though this is prom night the couples and parents are encouraged to come down before or after the festivities,” Schlundt said. “We'd like to thank these businesses in advance for their participation, and hope to see the community come out for this great fund-raiser.”
Many of the non-profit organizations that the United Way funds will have informational booths in the entry way.
Participating businesses, and their item, include:
Amazing Salsa, salsa and chips; Arbys, mini roast beef sandwiches; BB Jacks, pizza; Billy Timbers, prime rib sandwiches; Buck's Pizza, spaghetti/specialty pizzas;
Culver’s, custard; Dixie Lunch/Fifth Avenue Restaurant, pies; Edison Club, fish fry; Edelman Meats, chicken wings; El Tequila, chicken fajitas;
Farmer's Home, chicken dumpling soup; FS Fast Stop, chicken; Gunkel’s Bakery, bagels and cream cheese spreads; Heart Breakers, house salad; KC Bagels, bagel sandwiches and chips;
Little Caesars, cheese bread; Mountain Mudd, chai tea; Natural Living, gluten free item; Refuge Restaurant, tequila lime pasta; Sartori Company, cheese;
Schroeder Brothers, potatoes with toppings; Swartzendruber’s Supper Club, ribs; Sweet Thyme Coffee Shoppe, salad; Optimist Club, cheese curds.
Affiliates served by the United Way include Alzheimer’s Association, American Red Cross, Antigo Food Pantry, Family Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity, Antigo Visual Arts, AVAIL,
Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, Child Care Connection, Disaster Relief Fund, Epilepsy Foundation, Langlade Adult Day Care Center, Langlade County Emergency Medical Services, LeRoyer Hospice and Salvation Army.
The after school students and their instructor Julie Dobrinska display the buckets they created for the United Way Taste of the Town. From left are Michaela Hasse, Elizabeth Eldridge, Kendra Simpson, Calista Berger, Anne Andraschko and Coriana Lowery with board members Brian Misfeldt, Roxann Bornemann and Jenny Schlundt.