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June 21, 2012

Taste of Richmond scheduled for Friday

RICHMOND — The first annual Taste of Richmond event is scheduled for Friday at the Richmond Centre, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Participants may buy “taste tickets” to try a sampling from several Richmond vendors and fresh produce from local farmers. Tickets are 12 for $10 or $1 each and may be purchased at the event.

Taste of Richmond booths will be set up in front of Buffalo Wild Wings where the Centre’s summer concert series (featuring live music from the Bent Penny Band) was already scheduled to occur.

The event is presented by National College. Its students will be wearing uniforms and handing out ramekins of sherbet to “cleanse the palate” in between taste tests, said Mendi Goble, director of Richmond Chamber of Commerce, which also is sponsoring the event.

The Kentucky River Foothills trolley will be circling around the Richmond Centre during the event hours for the convenience of the attendees, Goble said.

“If someone wanted to take a break from eating and listening to music, the trolley can take them over to a store in the Centre to go shopping,” she said.

Richmond is ready to join neighboring cities that have already had years of success with their “Taste of...” events, such as Georgetown and Lexington, Goble said.

Although the original deadline for participating vendors had already passed, Goble said it is not too late to join the list of vendors who are already scheduled to attend:

• Bella’s Cupcakes

• Chick-Fil-A

• Cosmic Oasis

• Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken

• O’Charley’s

• Purdy’s Coffee

• Qdoba’s Mexican Grill

• Buffalo Wild Wings

• The Weasel’s Cafe

In addition, there will be a kettle corn booth and several farmers with local produce and goods such as: Homemade jams, honey, fresh-ground corn meal, hydroponic lettuce, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes and homemade sourdough bread.

For more details, or to join as a vendor, call the Richmond Chamber of Commerce at 623-1720.

Crystal Wylie can be reached at cwylie@richmondregister.com or 623-1669, Ext. 6696.

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