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speee1dy
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did anyone go ? how was it

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Topic starter Posted : April 17, 2015 10:48 am
vicanuck
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I haven't been to Taste for a few years but went with friends and family last night. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get plenty of delicious food and beverage samples. This wasn't the case in the past when I've attended.

Overall, it was a great evening and I had a great time. Its still not worth $95 in my opinion but I suppose its for a good cause. I would go again next year based on my experience last night.

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Posted : April 17, 2015 11:34 am
speee1dy
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glad to hear it was a good experience. i have always heard good things about the food being delicious, but was always told it was just not worth it because it was so hard to get the food.
any favorites of what you had?

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Topic starter Posted : April 17, 2015 12:17 pm
soccerrprp
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$95 per person?! Yikes! Where do the proceeds go?

Sounds fun though.

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Posted : April 18, 2015 3:11 pm
STXBob
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From http://tasteofstcroix.com/ :

"A Taste of St. Croix, Inc. is a 501(3)c federal tax exempt nonprofit organization. As a benefit for the community, proceeds from Taste are directed to funding restaurant and service industry related training in addition to many civic, arts, and cultural events that help keep St. Croix vibrant. A Taste of St. Croix also donates proceeds from its yearly event to the St. Croix Foundation. As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical community foundation, the St. Croix Foundation provides leadership and acts as a catalyst in bringing together diverse groups to discuss problems and forge solutions in education, economic and community revitalization, and public safety"

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Posted : April 18, 2015 3:13 pm
soccerrprp
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@STXBob. Fantastic cause. Is the amount made each event publicly announced? Made accountable some how?

Thanks.

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Posted : April 20, 2015 11:09 pm
vicanuck
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I'm not certain if the proceeds are publicly announced, but its the main funding source for the St. Croix Foundation.

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Posted : April 21, 2015 12:47 pm
soccerrprp
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Thanks, Vicanuck. I'll look them up and see if I can find more information online.

Found the foundation's site: http://www.stxfoundation.org/

Fantastic force for the local community. I love that they focus on education, our future (children). 🙂

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Posted : April 23, 2015 1:21 pm
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