Weatherford College continues its sesquicentennial year celebration with the 11th annual Taste of Parker County at Heritage Park on Thursday, May 16, from 5 to 8 p.m.
All proceeds from the food and beverage tasting event benefit the Weatherford College Foundation which funds scholarships and provides other support for the college and its students.
“This is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Bob Glenn, WC Foundation president. “Everyone has a great time, and we can all feel good about helping students achieve their dreams. Our foundation board is very proud of our college and happy to help these students succeed.”
Patrons will enjoy sample-sized tastings from a variety of local restaurants and caterers as well as tastings from breweries.
Confirmed vendors for this year’s event as of press time are: 2 Outlaws BBQ, Antebellum Ale House, Back Home Bakery, Ben E. Keith Beverages, Boo-Rays of New Orleans, Chicken Express, Comfort Kitchens To-Go, Drake’s Yoke - Wood & Wine, Firehouse Subs, Honey Bee Ham, Lady Bird Pearl Macarons, Mamma Monica, Northside Remedy, Parker County Brewing Company, Parker County Coffee Roasters, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Shep's Place, Starbucks, The Pizza Place, Weatherford College Food Service, White Beard’s BBQ, Wholesome To Go, Wild Acre Brewing Company, Yesterdays Sandwich Shop and Zeno’s on the Square. Additional vendors are expected to be added for the event as well.
The event is made possible by the support of the following sponsors: Gilchrist Auto Group, Mike’s Westside Rental, Medical City Weatherford, First National Bank and Plains Capital Bank.
Tickets for the event are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and may be purchased online at www.wc.edu/taste. They are also available in the WC Institutional Advancement Office located on the second floor of the Mince Building, the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce.
Interested vendors may apply by contacting Evelyn Payne at 817-598-6273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.