The public had the opportunity to sample food from Hubbard restaurants and other establishments while raising money for improvements at Harding Park.
The Taste of Hubbard fundraiser marked its fourth year of serving food while helping to generate publicity and money to transform a former church building into a meeting house at the park.
Mary Buchenic, event co-chair, said 16 local food establishments took part at the event that also included a vintage car cruise, music, horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo and a Chinese auction.
Hubbard Community News photos / Bob Coupland
Laura Dragovich of Campbell gets to sample food from the Emerald Diner in Hubbard served by Dominique Cupp during the recent Taste of Hubbard fundraiser held at Harding Park. Proceeds from the event will be for improvements and restoring a former church building into a meeting building.
The event was sponsored by the Harding Park Meeting House Building Committee, a joint effort by members of the Hubbard Rotary, Hubbard CARES and the Harding Park Board.
Buchenic said the committee is planning to reconstruct the historic Presbyterian Church at a new site at Harding Park. It will be placed at the entrance to the park and be available for year-round use.
The restored original bell tower of the church is located at the park entrance and will be placed on the meeting house when it is complete.
Funds are being raised from various events to restore the church that was built in 1857.
"Our goal is to reconstruct the 1857 Greek-revival style Presbyterian Church,'' Buchenic said.
She said the 37-acre park located off South Main Street is used by many sporting groups, scouting and community groups. There are tennis and bocce courts and band concerts.
Buchenic said the park was donated by a friend of President Warren G. Harding.