EATONTON — Get ready to satisfy your appetite and indulge in exquisite culinary creations. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, the lawn of The Plaza Arts Center, located in historic downtown Eatonton, will showcase area restaurants during the 13th annual Taste of Eatonton.
The tasty tradition will fill the evening with mouth-watering food and fun, leaving no attendee hungry. The event gives patrons an opportunity to sample an assortment of local flavor.
“2011 was a smashing success with over 20 restaurants and caterers,” said Bonnie Simmons, special events coordinator for Eatonton-PutnamChamber of Commerce. “Most of those are back in 2012 with their favorite dishes and scrumptious samples for guests to try.”
While feasting on various delectable dishes, those in attendance can also check out the silent auction tables and raffle with local items such as artwork, dinner deals, vacation packages and spa treatments.
The Taste of Eatonton is the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce's largest fundraiser of the year. This year participating restaurants and businesses from Putnam, Greene and Baldwin counties include: At Your Service Catering & Country Kitchen, Balcony Bar & Grill, BodyPlex at Lake Oconee, Bone Island Grill, Crooked Pines Farm, Deptula's Casual Dining & Catering, DQ Grill & Chill, Elks Lodge, Georgia Bob's BBQ Restaurant, The Grill at Crooked Creek Marina, Hannah's, Jen's Bakery, Publix Supermarket, Putnam County High School, Putnam General Hospital, Richard's Wine Bar, Rising Star Lodge No. 4, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Save Room For Seconds and Walmart. Restaurants interested in participating in the Taste of Eatonton and showcasing their tastiest dishes to area residents may fill out the vendor form located at www.TasteofEatonton.com and return it to the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at Farmers & Merchants Bank Eatonton and Lake Oconee branches, Exchange Bank, BB&T, SunTrust Bank, Pinnacle Credit Union, The Peoples Bank Eatonton and Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair branches.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. For children ages 5 to 12, tickets are available for $10. Children 4 and under eat for free. Sponsors this year include Georgia Power, Lake Oconee Dentistry, Farmers & Merchants Bank, WMGZ/Z-97, The Union Recorder, The Lake Oconee Breeze, Putnam General Hospital, Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee, Smith Communications, The Peoples Bank, Putnam County Charter School System and Dock 103.9.
“Over 500 guests wandered the maze of tents last year, tasting local favorites, talking with friends and indulging on the silent auction,” Simmons said. “We expect 2012 to be just as delicious and have great deals for everyone.”
For more information, contact the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce at (706) 485-7701. Fax vendor forms to (706) 485-3277 or email Bonnie@eatonton.com.
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