Taste of the South slated for Sept. 15

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Get your taste buds ready.

The 13th annual Taste of the South will be held Thurs., Sept. 15, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Heritage Park in Atmore.

The fundraiser, which is hosted by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, is an event where local restaurants, businesses, non-profits and cooks offer samples of some of their best dishes. The tasters judge their favorites.

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Chamber Executive Director Sheryl Vickery said vendors are starting to sign up.

Vickery said those who are interested in participating in “Taste” can call the chamber at 368-3305.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Vickery said about the event. “We’re expecting it to be as big or bigger than it was last year.

“It’s a great event,” she said.

Four different awards — Best Amateur Taste, Best Commercial Taste, Best Dessert and Best Decorated Booth — will be given out to the winners.

Tickets, which are $10 each, can be purchased at the chamber office and from any chamber ambassador. The chamber ambassadors are David Dobson, Jessica Franco, Stephen Gehman, Eli Godwin, Paolo Gorme, Kainoa Gumapac, Derik Kidd, Bailey Lancaster, Trae Lee, Makala Lee, David Weber and Ariel Whatley.