For seven years, Atmore’s Taste of the South was held on Saturday. This year, the powers that be are changing things up and holding Taste on a Thursday evening instead.
Sharon Smith, who has headed up the event since its inception, said the decision to change the day was made for a couple of reasons.
“We’re hoping we get a better crowd on Thursday because the event won’t interfere with college football,” Sharon said. “When we started Taste of the South a number of years ago, we had it in August, but everyone complained about the heat, so we changed it to September. In the South in September, you have to plan around football games for a lot of people. Plus people go out of town on the weekends. Having Taste on Thursday, people can come from work, eat and stay for the entertainment, or they can go home, then come back.”
This year’s Taste is set for Thursday, September 22, at Heritage Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the Atmore Chamber of Commerce.
This has been an ongoing Leadership Atmore Class of 2004 class project that has incorporated the help of this year’s Leadership Atmore Class of 2011. Proceeds are donated back to the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce.
“This is such a great event that everyone in the community needs to be involved in,” Smith said.
The vendors which have committed as of Tuesday, September 13, are Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, David’s Catfish, Pepsi, Atmore News, FNB & Trust, United Bank, Alabama Wing House, Come Back Café, Sabor A Mexico, Annie’s frozen coffee (formerly Annie’s Community Cup), and St. Robert’s Bellarmine Church.
The event will feature live entertainment, and prizes will be awarded for Best Decorated Booth, Best Dessert, and Best Taste of the South.
Make plans now to come out, enjoy good food, see old friends, and vote for your favorite vendor. Braggin’ rights are at stake.
For more information, contact the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at 251-368-3305.