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Taste of Parker County set May 19

April 12, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Everyone likes to eat…and there will be something for everyone at the third annual Taste of Parker County, Thursday, May 19, at Jump Xtreme in Weatherford.

The Weatherford College Foundation fundraiser is a food-tasting event featuring some of the area’s best restaurants and caterers providing samples of their top dishes and beverages.

About 330 people attended last year’s event, which featured 20 restaurants, caterers and wineries. Event organizers expect attendees and vendors to increase this year.

As of press time, confirmed vendors for this year’s Taste of Parker County include The Wild Mushroom; Fire Oak Grill; Rosa’s Café; Golden Moon; Chicken Express; Fuzzy’s Taco Shop; Ben E. Keith Beverages; On The Border; Yesterday’s Sandwich Shop; Buffalo Wild Wings; Popcorn Pantry; Crackin’ Bean Coffee; Yogurt Story; Chad’s Pizza and Burgers; Starbucks; Hog’s Heaven Barbeque; Whataburger and City Kitchen. Other vendors also have expressed interest.

“This is one of the most enjoyable events of the year in Parker County,” said Joan Shaw, event chair and WC Foundation Board member. “The food is unbelievable, and it’s a great opportunity to just mingle and visit with your neighbors. Everyone has a great time.”

For the first time, tickets will be available for online purchase at www.tasteofparkercounty.com. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

All proceeds will fund Weatherford College scholarships through the WC Foundation. Current WC scholarship students will also be on hand, volunteering at the event.

Competition will raise the stakes for vendors as they compete for one of several awards, including Best Overall, Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, Best Entrée and Most Unique. Attendees will vote for their favorites to determine the winners.

Jump Xtreme is located at 1819 South Main Street. A parking shuttle will be available in case parking overflows to nearby lots.
In addition to online sales, tickets are available at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, the Weatherford College Institutional Advancement Office, or from any WC Foundation Board member.

The event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.tasteofparkercounty.com, call 817-598-6275 or e-mail bbaker@wc.edu.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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