The United Way of Lincoln County held its second annual â€œTaste of Lincolnâ€ campaign kickoff at Fatz CafÃ© on Saturday, October 8, 2011. Â The eventâ€™s success was due to the tremendous input and participation of its partner agencies and contributing restaurants.
â€œThe food, and the music, exceeded our expectations and I think everyone had a great time,â€ Carole Pendleton, United Way of Lincoln County Campaign Chair, said. Â United Way agencies and local restaurants teamed up to promote one another at the three hour event.
â€œWe surpassed our goal to let the citizens of Lincoln County know who we have in Lincoln County to help them along when times are difficult,â€ explained Yerby Ray the executive director of the United Way of Lincoln County.
Court Street Grille won the appetizer, entrÃ©e, and dessert competitions in a very close race with several other area restaurants. Â â€œThe real winners were our spectators who enjoyed good food, great music, and learned about our seven partner agencies who participated in the event,â€ Ray said. Â â€œThe competition was very close on all three of the categories so all of the restaurants should be proud,â€ he added.
Music was provided by Blood Bought who kept the event lively and entertained the spectators as they enjoyed the festivities.
Carolina Trust Bank retook the United Way Cup by narrowly edging out First Federal Savings Bank in the United Way Pacesetters competition. Â Several businesses run their campaigns early to set the pace for the community each year and the United Way developed a friendly competition to drive the results.
â€œCarolina Trust Bank won by the narrowest margins, but the true winners are the 6 out of 10 Lincoln county citizens who use a United Way agency each year.â€ Ray said of the competition.
LTN Staff Report