Following a successful relaunch of the Taste of South Logan County last July, the Booneville Development Corporation South Logan County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser will return next Wednesday at the Jeral Hampton Meeting Place.
More than 150 purchased a plate to sample both food service vendors and home chefs alike. Tickets to do so this year are $10 apiece and will be available at the door during the event hours of 11 a.m., to 2 p.m. Take out plates are also available.
Prior to 2016, the last time the event was held it was slated during the dead period for high school athletes and the large number of people out of town for vacation likely contributed to the low attendance.
Only a year earlier the event had attracted about 175 in the first two hours and there wasn’t enough main course offerings to continue selling plates. The event has drawn as many as 200. In 2010 attendance was only about 120 but the event had drawn the most food options in its brief history. Attendance for the inaugural event in 2007 was about 200.
Awards selected by those attending and eating saw Bernice Robson’s New Zealand dessert Pavlova.
Robson won the dessert category as well. The main dish category winner was Steve Reid of Reids’ BBQ with barbecued chicken wings. The side dish category selection was a tie between John Parrish with his voodoo baked beans and the baked potato salad by Libby Cobb.