Area Residents To Have a ‘Taste Of the Valley’ at James Carnes Center at St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Rotary Club is ready for its much-anticipated spring event, Taste of the Valley.

Representatives of more than 20 restaurants will be at the James Carnes Center from 5-8 p.m. today to show off their culinary skills to the Ohio Valley. Tickets can be purchased from any Rotary member.

The local restaurants and caterers will showcase some of their favorite menu items by setting up a table and preparing sampling-size portions of favorite entrees, appetizers, desserts and other delectable choices.

MMM Popcorn has been a vendor at the Taste of the Valley for several years. Co-owner Betsy Bethel-McFarland said, “St. Clairsville Rotary’s Taste of the Valley gives us a chance to get out and meet new people while also being part of a great cause. It’s a don’t-miss opportunity for local businesses and the hungry public.”

A silent auction and raffle basket auction also will be held with items donated by businesses in the community.

“The Taste of the Valley is greatly beneficial to our Rotary Club as one of our largest yearly fundraising events,” said Adam Myser, Rotary board president. “We are so grateful for the support from vendors, sponsors and the community. The proceeds are directed back to the community to benefit many organizations and projects that have a positive impact on our local, national and international communities.”

Several sponsors have been with the group for years, including Hocking Eye Center and Porterfield’s Drive Thru. The donations for the auctions feature sporting events in Pittsburgh, international food baskets, gardening items and more.

“Everything we will be auctioning has been donated by individuals and businesses who understand our mission,” Myser said. “We couldn’t do it without them.”

The proceeds from this event will assist the club in giving back to the community in the form of charitable donations and educational scholarships to local students.

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