26th Annual Taster's Luncheon Is Saturday

Monday, September 16, 2013

Only a few days remain before the 26th Annual Taster’s Luncheon takes place on Saturday. Tickets are $15 and benefit the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center. Doors open at 10 a.m. 

The Alpha Beta chapter has been hard at work organizing the event, selling tickets, planning delicious dishes to serve, collecting donated items for the Chinese Auction, and this week, luncheon volunteers will be visiting Coldwater Creek and Catherines to choose the fall fashions they plan to model. As an added plus on Saturday, Alpha Beta co-presidents Sue Beebe and Wanda Collins will appear on “3 Plus You” at 11 a.m. on WRCB-TV to discuss the luncheon and actually make one of the dishes being served.

With values of $25-$50, just a few of the items up for bid during the Chinese Auction are gift cards for Home Depot, Shuford's Bar-B-Q, and Southern Roots & Spa for a month of tanning. Photo frames, scarves, purses, and a black iron candle wall hanger, Rival mini-chopper, and Pampered Chef deep well cutting board are also among current items collected. Additional items not mentioned here will also be up for bid. Auction items may be bid on until serving commences at 11:30 a.m.

Some of the homemade dishes that will be served include corn bread salad, chocolate brownie trifles, minestrone salad, tarty apple salad, pecan tarts, chicken salad, taco salad, German potato salad, broccoli salad, grape salad, green bean salad, corn salad, pimento cheese, apple berry salsa with baked cinnamon chips, banana pudding, Ruth’s coleslaw, and chocolate lasagna. Prepare to indulge yourself as these and many other dishes will be offered.

After everyone has been served, the fashion show portion of the event begins and this is where emcee Jed Mescon shines. Local employees of Kohl’s (representing Kohl’s Cares for Kids) will escort models as the newest fall fashions are exhibited. Periodically during the show, Jed will draw the winning names for Chinese Auction items. There will be a special bidding auction with several items including a gift certificate for four at Council Fire Golf Course, complete with golf cart use, among other items. At the end of the luncheon, one lucky winner will win $100 in cash … but only advance tickets holders are eligible – all the more reason to get your ticket early.

Tickets are still available. The annual event is held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway in Chattanooga. Attendees with hearing loss will enjoy captioning provided by Linda Hershey. For more information about the ESA or tickets, call 423 266-5215.



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