Some 300 patrons turned out for the annual Taste of Cherokee held at the Recreational Outreach Center in downtown on Tuesday.
Almost 30 local restaurants were on hand to showcase their specialty dishes and menu items for the public to taste. This event is held every year as a fundraiser for the Cherokee County Avenue of Flags sponsored by the Spirit of Cherokee and the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.
The Avenue of Flags is flown in the median along U.S. Hwy 411 from Centre to Leesburg on seven major holidays including Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day in memory of the deceased service men and women of Cherokee Co.
Theresa Hulgan, Executive Director of the Chamber said that she was pleased with this year’s turnout.
The Spirit of Cherokee wishes to express thanks to all the businesses for their support. To find out more including how you can get involved, call 256-927-8455.
Special Thanks to WEIS 990 AM/ 100.5 FM, The Post Paper, The Cherokee County Herald, The Gadsden Times, The Cherokee Co. Sheriff’s Office, the Cherokee Co. Rescue Squad, Mayor Tony Wilkie, Council and the City of Centre Maintenance Department, Mayor Ed Mackey, Council and the Town of Leesburg for keeping the Hwy 411 medians mowed and cleaned.