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Taste the South Saturday

By By Adam Prestridge
You better bring a big appetite if you are planning on attending the fifth annual Taste of the South Saturday.
The Leadership Atmore Class of 2004 will host its annual food festival from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. that evening and class president Sharon Smith believes this could be the best Taste of the South yet.
The event will be held at Heritage Park and will feature 13 food vendors seeking the Best Taste of the South award presented to the vendor with the best food at the event. There will also be awards given for Best Dessert and Best Decorated Booth.
Vendors committed to this year’s taste of the South include, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, B&T Texas Style BBQ, Pintoli’s Italian Caf/, Whistle Stop Grill, David’s Catfish House, the Escambia Academy Athletics Department, Short Stop Sandwich Shop, Pepsi Bottling Company, Kim McCullough, Winn Dixie, Annie’s Community Cup, Weatherford Sports Bar and Grill and Heavenly Treats of Bay Minette.
Smith said local singers will perform including, Perry Jones, Abby Akins, Conrad Webber, Haley Murph and Chuck Stevens, to keep the crowd entertained.
Smith said there would also be a projection TV and big screen set up for watching football games.
Tickets for the event are $10. Each ticket includes five taste-testing tickets, which are to be used for sampling at five vendor booths. The top ticket is used for taste testers to vote on the Best Taste.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce. The funds will be used again this year for the class to be recognized as a festival sponsor at Williams Station Day in October.
For more information call Smith at 368-1336.