A word of advice. If you have yet to experience Kingston’s Taste of Waynedale, you better do it this year. Kingston announced that this, their 10th year, will be their final year of sponsoring the event. Marketing Director Camille Garrison states “Waynedale has a couple of large scale new events coming our way and Kingston wants to be heavily involved in them.” One is a celebration of the new Bluffton Road Trails and Sidewalks this summer. Another is slated for late summer of 2019 but mum is the word on exactly what is entailed.
To all the disappointed people who will miss enjoying the annual gala taste fest, Garrison replies “Don’t be surprised if you see another event, similar in nature that may pop up to replace the Kingston’s Taste of Waynedale. I’ve already had someone put a bug in my ear that it may happen. This entity will make it their own event just as we did.”
In the past nine years, Kingston’s Taste of Waynedale has raised $73,500 toward various charitable causes such as Community Harvest Food Bank, Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative, Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and Waynedale.com. This year, all proceeds will benefit the Waynedale Corridor Project. Executive Director Erin Floyd states “Since this is a Waynedale event, we elected to channel all the proceeds into a Waynedale cause. We anticipate this will be a banner year in terms of attendance and participation.”
Three new restaurants will join the familiar and popular line up of food vendors. King Arthur’s Trolley which operates out of American Legion Post 241 on Bluffton Road, 07 Pub from the corner of Broadway and Bluffton Roads and McAlister’s Deli at Jefferson Pointe will all be in attendance.
Returning restaurants include Azar’s, Bandido’s, Belmont Beverage, Casa Ristorante, China Palace, Culver’s, Curly’s Village Inn, Fort Wayne Chocolate Fountain, Hall’s, Hill’s Meat Market, La Fogata, newly remodeled Mad Anthony Brewing Company, Miami Grill, Nine Mile Restaurant, Pizza Hut, Rise ‘n Roll, Sharing Peace Café, Shigs in Pit, The Bluebird, The Stand, and Waynedale Bakery.
The event will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Mount Calvary Family Life Center, 1819 Reservation Drive. Parking will overflow to Miami Middle School and a shuttle bus will be available. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and can be purchased at Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or at Hair Affair on Bluffton Road. Additionally, tickets can be purchased online at kingstonstow.eventbrite.com with a nominal convenience fee.
There will be a large silent auction with over 50 items on which to bid. Attendees can also vote for their favorite overall restaurant as well as their preferred entrée and dessert.
If grazing through some great food for a good cause has been on your bucket list, don’t miss out on the 10th Annual Kingston’s Taste of Waynedale.
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