The Taste of Salem has always been a very elegant event full of great food, a fabulous silent auction, and fellowship. November 3 was no different.
The evening started with people mingling with old friends and meeting new ones. Once the clock hit 7 PM, the festivities started with Rebecca Marshall, known for her time devoted to the Salem Apothecary, giving the opening welcome followed by a prayer. There was a great turn-out from the restaurants in Salem. All the food was donated by local restaurants and 100% of the proceeds went to the students of Salem High School as Scholarships.
“I think the Taste of Salem went pretty well. I mean they had to set up more tables, and it looked bigger than last year, ” Principal Derek Smith said. The Salem Education Foundation worked very hard on planning this event just to help Salem High School. SHS counselor, Jennifer Martin, is on the board and helps plan this event for the 2012 seniors. Over 300 people attended this event which means that at least $4500 was collectd for scholarships. To add to this sum, there was silent auction and sponsors. All of the items in the silent auction were donated by the businesses in Salem.
Annie Newkirk was last year’s scholarship winner and seeing how the Taste of Salem has been a raging success for eight years, many more scholarships will be given out to hard working students.
“This was probably our biggest year ever with 18 restaurants participating.” Mrs. Martin said. The Salem Youth Foundation volunteered to serve the guests.
Written By: Anna Katherine LaHue