November 14, 2012 - With the pop of a cork and the clink of glasses, the Rotary's annual "Taste for the Holidays" began at Bordine's nursery on November 1.
Rick Holling and David Adair from MacPhee's serve Shayla and Gail Olson some of their dishes. Photos by Mary Keck and Lance Farrell (click for larger version)
Gary Muir and Janet Bostwick (click for larger version)
From left, Carrie Goga, Tami Lowrie, Tom Lowrie, and Bill Goga smile for the camera. (click for larger version)
Laura May and April Chisholm taste a sample. (click for larger version)
Angela Leone pours organic wine for more wine enthusiasts during the tasting. (click for larger version)
Over 500 people arrived to sample foods from fourteen different restaurants and wines from ten countries. From Cajun pasta to pitas and smoothies, there was a tasty treat for everyone. Patrons tried Argentinean reds and Italian whites while admiring Bordine's festive décor of sparkling Christmas trees.
The Clarkston Rotary raised about $15,000 and people will see some of the results of the wine tasting fundraiser when they admire the Christmas décor downtown during the holidays. "Thanks to all the participants, restaurants, and Bordine's," said Rotarian Jeff Lichty who organized the event.
The Clarkston Rotary's next fundraiser will take place on November 30 and December 1 when they sell their Rotary Paper, Goodfellow's edition. Find out more at www.clarkstonrotary.org.
Clarkston News reporter