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Taste of Hubbard helps fund meeting house

HUBBARD — Ninety-degree temperatures didn’t stop people from showing up at at the 10th annual Taste of Hubbard Sunday in Harding Park to try a variety of foods, including cool ice cream.

Mary Buchenic, one of the event coordinators, said more than 20 restaurants, cafes, bakeries and food establishments provided samples of their foods with proceeds to help cover costs to get the old 1857 meeting house to be reconstructed in the park and to be used by local groups for events.

She said the event raises between $7,000 and $9,000 each year.

The Harding Park Meeting House Building Committee has held various fundraisers for the project.

This year’s winners were:

• Taster’s Choice Best Entree — Pizza Hut of Hubbard;

• Taster’s Choice Best Dessert — Kristen’s Kreations of Hubbard;

• People’s Choice Best Entree — MiRanchitos of Hubbard;

• People’s Choice Best Dessert — The Original Fat Guy and an Oven.

• Joseph Altenor of Haitian Sensation said the event had great weather and a great turnout.

”It’s for a great cause and helped everyone out at the same time,” he said.

Rochelle Zell of Hubbard with Global Developmental Solutions said the event let people sample food and spread information about different groups.

”We shared information on the Solar Sisters about solar ovens, their uses and benefits,” she said, showing a table of different ovens they explained how they work.

Monica and Terry Lentz of Katie’s Korner said the very hot day helped them as people wanted to sample ice cream.

”Nice hot day and people love ice cream,” said Monica Lentz.

Buchenic said the event was for families with a car cruise, basket raffle, Chinese auction, games, informational booths and the food.

Linda Clark, event co-chair, said the Eagles of Hubbard event is being held where the public can sponsor an eagle statue to be placed at different locations in the city. Different artists will paint the statues.

”I have already had four people who are interested,” she said.

bcoupland@tribtoday.com

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