HUBBARD - Sampling the foods made by local restaurants and vendors was the highlight of the fifth annual Taste of Hubbard at Harding Park.
Mary Buchenic, event co-coordinator, said proceeds will be used for the construction of a Harding Park meeting house near the park entrance. Plans also incluce a pergola. Buchenic said the pergola, like a gazebo, will be available for rentals next spring.
She said the park is well used by residents of the community with the pergola and meeting house to be available for public use.
She said while the pergola will be ready next year, more funding is needed for the meeting house.
Buchenic said the event was a popular fundraiser in the past few years, with 19 restaurants and food vendors taking part.
''This gives people a chance to sample the food from our local businesses and restaurants,'' she said.
Taylor McLalin, a senior at Hubbard High School, and Katie McLalin, both of Hubbard, said they enjoy the event.
''It's fun to come here and try all the different food,'' Katie said.
Bev Creed of Hubbard said she credits the organizers of the event for their hard work.
''I know it takes a lot of work to get this together, but it's all for a good cause. The people in Hubbard appreciate what they have done,'' Creed said.
''There was a nice variety of food. Everything I sampled was excellent," said Mike Allen of Hubbard.
In addition to sampling food, the public could enjoy antique cars, crafts, a petting zoo and musical entertainment. The Hubbard Library Teen Group entertained with different performances and also helped at the library display booth.