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Taste of Lake Martin boasts eclectic spread

Published 8:14pm Monday, August 1, 2011

By Austin Nelson

Decadent chocolate truffles, mouth-watering quesadillas and scrumptious chicken satay were just a few of the culinary samples laid out at the Taste of Lake Martin yesterday night, which was held at the Shoppes of Queen’s Attic.

The night was a joint effort of the Red Cross and Boys and Girls Club.

Director of Resource Development of the Boys and Girls Club Amanda Williams-Davis said that after talking with Melissa Poe at the Red Cross, they decided to resurrect the event, which had not been held in over eight years.

“It was really a big thing years ago,” Williams-Davis said. “We are kind of bringing it back.”

Williams-Davis said they have put thought to hosting another event, though it may not be anytime soon.

“Its obviously not one of those year-to-year events, because people can kind of get burned out on it,” Williams-Davis said. “Every couple of years, though, I am sure we will try to spark it back up.”

The proceeds will be split down the middle between both organizations. Poe said it was not the first time the two groups had joined forces.

“We work so well together, and we are in the same building,” Poe said. “It is my opinion, along with Williams-Davis, that these agencies can accomplish a lot more if we work together, not just on bad things, but fun things as well.”

Both directors were pleased with the turnout so far, with Poe saying she was glad the thunderstorm didn’t keep people away.

The total ticket sales were not known at press time, as Williams-Davis said tickets were still being sold at the door.