Commonwealth Journal

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June 5, 2014

'Taste of the Lake' is downtown tonight

Somerset —

On Memorial Day, lots of tourists got a taste of the newly-raised Lake Cumberland. Today, however, hungry locals will get the chance to enjoy a different kind of “taste.”
The second-annual “Taste of the Lake,” a special event allowing participants to sample the food of numerous area restaurants and eateries, will be held at the downtown Judicial Center plaza tonight, June 6, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. — or until the food runs out.
Sponsored by Clear Channel-Lake Cumberland and the Alton Blakley Family of Dealerships, the event will feature 19 vendors with delicious samples to try.
In addition to those, organizer Wynona Padgett said there will be six other vendors providing other products, as well as live entertainment.
To participate, visitors may purchase one taste ticket for $1 or 12 for $10. Take those tickets to the sample booths and trade the tickets for a taste.
All money raised goes to the Operation Angel Care program, which helps makes a better holiday season for in-need families around the area.
Tasting partners include: Arby's, Diamondz and Divaz Catering Inc., Expressions Tea, Fazoli's, Granny's Tasty Treats & Catering, Here Comes The Cake by Judi, Kroger, Main Street Bistro & Catering, Pepsi-Cola, Penn Station, Prairie Farms, Pub 311, Ruckel's Restaurant, Catering & Paylake, Subway, Texas Roadhouse, Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill, and Two Tails Steak & Seafood Market.
Padgett said that the reception last year was “fantastic” before rainy weather put a damper on things. With a better forecast this time, Padgett is expecting an even more successful event.
“The weather looks nice,” she said, “so we should have a lot of people there.”
Chris Harris is a staff writer for the Commonwealth Journal. He can be reached at

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