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TLC’s ‘Taste of Abundance’ is a palate-pleaser

By Katie Scarvey, Lutheran Services Carolinas

Guests entering Trinity Living Center the evening of March 18 were greeted with the tempting aroma of soups, breads and desserts from El Patron, DJ’s, The Smoke Pit, Livingstone College’s culinary department, Trinity Oaks Catering, Debbie Suggs Catering, Kelly’s Kitchen Catering, Spanky’s, LSC’s own Mary Glidewell, Better Loafing, and The Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop. The event was “Taste of Abundance,” the first fundraiser of its kind at the adult day center.

Guests ate their way around the room, sampling food offerings as well as beverages from New Sarum Brewing and Douglas Vineyards. Some guests bought tickets for just the food and drink; 100 higher-priced tickets included a handmade pottery bowl donated by Cheryl Goins, owner of Pottery 101. Close to 40 gift baskets, with contents ranging from Tupperware to restaurant gift cards, were raffled off.

Guests were encouraged to vote for their favorite soup of the night. The “crowd favorite” winner was Kelly Vanager with Kelly’s Kitchen Catering, who served a deliciously distinctive Cajun chicken and smoked sausage soup.

The event, which raised more than $6,000, was a huge success, said Christina Joyce, the center’s executive director. “It was far more than we ever could have expected when we started the planning process.”

“We really wanted to do something new and different to bring the community together,” Joyce said. “My hope was to raise funds and awareness of Trinity Living Center’s services while also promoting Rowan County’s local businesses. Special thanks go to the local companies who sponsored this new and exciting endeavor: Cannon Pharmacy, F&M Bank, Dale Yontz Realty, P&G Security, and First Bank.”

 

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