LIVE OAK — Delicious treats weren’t the only thing served up at last week’s Taste of Suwannee.
The annual fundraising event by the Suwannee Education Foundation also raised more than $8,000, all of which will go to teachers within the Suwannee County School District, according to Adrienne Taylor, the foundation’s executive director.
“It was the best one I’ve done since I’ve been there,” Taylor said about the Nov. 12 event at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park’s Music Hall.
Taylor said more than 300 people attended Taste of Suwannee and they had plenty of food choices to choose from with 18 vendors dishing out food.
Those vendors in attendance included Arise Coffee Bar, Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, 11th Street Kitchen, Big Wood BBQ, Cooking for a Cause/Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, Dairy Queen, FFA Alumni, The Filling Fork, Moe’s, RIVEROAK Technical College Culinary students, Suwannee High School Culinary, SOS Cafe, Branford High Culinary, Traci’s Treats, Live Oak Sub Shop, The Brown Lantern and Thunder Coffee Milk.
For the first time, the Taste of Suwannee also included a 50/50 drawing that raised an additional $500, which was doubled when the winner donated that money back to the foundation as well.