Top Tomato Bloody Mary Tasting Contest Is July 27

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Top Tomato Bloody Mary Tasting Contest will be held at the Chattanooga Market, inside the First Tennessee Pavilion, on Sunday, July 27, in conjunction with the Tomato Festival. Proceeds benefit the Blood Assurance Foundation. 

Fifteen contestants from local Chattanooga establishments will compete for two prizes: the People’s Choice award & Top Tomato. The People’s Choice award is decided upon by ticket purchasers who vote on which Bloody Mary they deem the best. Top Tomato will be decided upon by a panel of local celebrity judges. 5 tastings are a $20 donation. Non-alcoholic tastings will be available for a $5 donation. Tickets can be purchased at TopTomato.EventBrite.com. 

The Blood Assurance Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established in 1999. It serves a 47 county region and supports the Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship fund, the Excellence in Education high school grant program, and the Be the Match marrow registry. 

For more information about its programs or to partner with the Blood Assurance Foundation, please contact Linda Hisey, Executive Director of Media Relations & Development at 800/962-0628 or LindaHisey@BloodAssurance.org. 


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