Taste of Douglasville winners!
Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council hit a record-breaking year at their annual Taste of Douglasville Fundraiser. Four awards were presented to food vendors that were judged by Chef Scott Lamphere from Gordon Food Services, Junior Top Chef Rose Genter, and Culinary Specialist with Longhorns Steakhouse Linda Edwards. Best Entrée went to Blu Rose Art Bistro for their delectable Meatball, Best Dessert went to Southern Luncheons for their Avocado Ice Cream, and Best Presentation went to Jefferson’s. The most contested prize this year, for Most Sold, goes to Shane’s Rib Shack!
All categories of activities exceeded the Cultural Arts Council’s goals – number of restaurants, sponsors, performers, Arts & Craft booths, Better Living, Kid’s Korner booths and Festival Roamers. It was an active, happy, and well-fed crowd celebrating downtown Douglasville!
O’Neal Plaza stage was filled with African drumming to performances by Lithia Springs High School. The Kids Korner in the alley between Broad and Church Street were filled with delighted youngsters, and there were browsing and shopping opportunities aplenty with jewelry, candles, cellphones, and much more. Services to consider for the future, from realtors to political leaders, from resorts to travel agents, insurance to home repair – they were all represented.
“Taste of Douglasville 2019 brought out a representative ‘taste’ of so many professions and occupations,” said Emily Lightner, CAC Executive Director. “The community participation, with a booth or as attendees was extensive. It made for a civic highlight of the year. The evaluation results received have been consistently effusive and positive. Many have stated they can’t wait until next year.”
For 2019, Taste of Douglasville is a wrap to a very successful production. For the Cultural Arts Council, Taste of Douglasville is both a major fund-raiser and a community festival.
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions or more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770-949-2787.