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The annual Taste of Estacada raises $750 for communitys Meals on Wheels program

Third annual fund-raising event a success
by: Barbara Adams,

Hungry diners arrived at the Estacada Community Center Wednesday, March 28, at 6 p.m. to enjoy the variety of flavors offered at the third annual Taste of Estacada. It's a fund-raising event for the Estacada Meals on Wheels program, which serves local homebound residents.

By 6:10 the crowd was getting restless as the aroma of specialty dishes wafted from the smorgasbord. After a prayer by Estacada Community Center Director Kelly Williams, tables were called by number to take to the feast.

There was so much to choose from! One plate was just not enough. With a little bit of this and a little bit of that, plates were loaded before hitting the middle of the spread. A second trip through would be required.

The event raised $750, less than last year, which brought in approximately $1,000.

Local businesses help make Taste of Estacada a fund-raising success, including the Snack Shop, The Country, Thriftway, Sabor Latino, Harmony Bakery, Subway, Hitchin' Post, Figaros, Wongs King, Hong's Safari, Barbara's Coffee and Flowers, Sparky's, Rico Taco, Boots and Spurs, and members of the Estacada Community Center.

Local residents also contributed to the event, including Peggy Wolcott, Carrie Simpkins, Earline Masse, Teri Adamson and Renea Reese.

Donna Reese is the president of the Friends of the Estacada Community Center. She said the leftover food would be used for Meals on Wheels freezer meals.