The Suwannee Education Foundation (SEF) hosted the fifth annual Taste of Suwannee at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Hall.

According to SEF Executive Director Adrienne Taylor, around 250 tickets were sold for the event with 16 local vendors providing the food and drinks. Vendors at the event included RIVEROAK Technical College’s Culinary Arts program, Suwannee High School’s Culinary Arts program, Branford High School’s Culinary Arts program, the Suwannee FFA Alumni, as well as many others.

The funds raised from Taste of Suwannee will go towards purchasing scholarships for the Take Stock in Children program and to fund mini grants provided to teachers in the Suwannee County School District.

Taylor says, “Every dollar we raise from this event goes straight back to the teachers and students of this district. This event would not be possible without the true generosity of these restaurants and small businesses. They do this out of the goodness of their hearts. Without their participation this event wouldn't be the success it is.”