The annual tradition of joining together to sample the foods of Union County is here – this year’s Taste of Marysville will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Marysville High School Fieldhouse.
Taste of Marysville is a local favorite, with Union County restaurants coming together in one location. Gather your friends and join together to experience the offerings of a wide variety of local food vendors. Almost 20 food vendors will be on hand to provide samples of their best menu offerings.
And what really adds a bright spot to the experience is knowing that net proceeds from the annual event are donated to United Way of Union County. United Way coordinates the volunteers needed to help staff the event in exchange for a portion of the proceeds. Last year’s event netted over $1,200 for the local organization.
Volunteers working the event see it as a win-win. “I mark this event on my calendar at the beginning of every year, “admits Christina McDermott, one of the many United Way volunteers. “I love seeing everyone from the community having a chance to mix and mingle, on top of trying all that wonderful food! It’s a wonderful event – and I am also proud to represent United Way and our mission by working with all of the other volunteers. ”
Various vendors are already committed to showcase their treats, including Bluescreek Farm Meats, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, Cardinal Pizza, D&S Kettle Corn, Der Dutchman, Edible Arrangements, Frisch’s Big Boy, Heflin Caterers, Hinkley’s, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Jimmy John’s, Leon’s Garage, Raymond House, Rooster’s, Rose Kettle Café & Catering, Uptown Steakhouse, Whit’s Frozen Custard and Yamato Steak House Japan.
Admission is completely free. In order to sample the cuisine, visitors must purchase Taste Tickets (1 ticket per food item tasted). Tickets will be sold 8 for $10.
“We would love for those interested to join the United Way Crew”, adds Connie Nickle, United Way’s Event Coordinator. “We still have a handful of volunteer slots open – all volunteers receive free meal tickets and the guarantee of a fun evening for all those involved.” Interested volunteers can sign up at United Way’s website at www.UnitedWayofUnionCounty.org.
The theme for this year’s event is “A Picture Perfect Plate.” A Selfie Contest will be conducted during the event and attendees can also grab some time in the Photo Booth. Featured musical entertainment will be the NU Age, North Union High School’s a cappella group. The Amazing Maxwell, America’s motivational comedy magician will also be on-hand. For a complete list of vendors and more information, please visit www.tasteofmarysville.com.
United Way works to bring neighbors and resources together to improve lives in Union County. United Way of Union County has raised more than $20 million for local needs since it was established in 1958. More than just a fundraiser, United Way collaborates with local businesses, government, and non-profit organizations to solve pressing social service issues large and small.
United Way volunteers Sue Hanson and Nedra Baetz take a break from bussing tables at a past Taste of Marysville.
The local non-profit receives a portion of the
proceeds from the annual event in exchange for providing volunteers to help the event run smoothly.