Pike County United Way plans fundraiser

Published 3:00 am Sunday, August 9, 2015

Pike County United Way will host “Taste of Pike County” from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.

Melinda Conner, executive secretary, said “Taste of Pike County” will be the kickoff to the fundraising efforts of the local United Way and will be open to a variety of vendors.

“‘Taste of Pike County’ is not just for those in the food industry,” Conner said. “It’s for businesses and organizations that would like to offer the community a ‘sampling’ of the services they provide. ‘Taste of Pike County’ is designed to showcase Pike County by letting people know what all the county has to offer.”

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Vendor booths are $25 and are available by calling 334-566-0011.

“Not all of the vendor booths will have food for tasting but all of them will have something to share with the public,” Conner said. “It might be brochures about their business or organization, mints or pencils.”

Admission to ‘A Taste of Pike County’ is $5 and is the “ticket to tasting” at all vendor booths.

There will be entertainment throughout the event.

“Right now we have a puppet show planned and we’ll have dancing and singing,” Conner said. “It will be a fun event and a great way to kick off the Pike County United Way fundraising campaign.”

Conner said Pike County United Way supports 18 agencies that serve Pike County.

“By supporting the United Way you are supporting all 18 of these service organizations and agencies in Pike County,” she said. “We are looking for a large turnout for the ‘Taste of Pike County’ and encourage restaurants and all others who want to offer people a ‘taste’ of Pike County to begin planning now to be a part of this event.”

The Pike County United Way board will also have recipe books for sale at the event. The books will include recipes from city and county officials, United Way board members and board members from the different agencies served. The recipe books will be $12 and may be purchased at the Taste of Pike County.