Taste of Manistee set for Saturday evening at Manistee Catholic Central

The annual Taste of Manistee will be taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Manistee Catholic Central.

The annual Taste of Manistee will be taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Manistee Catholic Central.

MANISTEE — There are certain events that area residents look forward to every year because they are so fun and entertaining.

One of those events is the annual Manistee Catholic Central Alumni Association Taste of Manistee, set for 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the school cafeteria. According to Manistee Catholic Central Alumni Association chair Julie Perry, the 2014 event is going to follow in the same outstanding tradition of year’s past.

“We have been doing this for over 10 years,” said Perry. “There is something for everyone regardless of their age and it is fun. You can try different foods and then you have a little bit of entertainment going.”

Some of the local businesses planning on taking part this year are the Dublin General Store, Noteware Candy Company, Painted Lady Saloon, Miller’s Produce, Zupin’s Catering and Krusniak’s Catering.

“There is going to be a little bit of everything as someone will have appetizers, while others will have regular dinner food and even desserts,” she said. “It is $1 a ticket, so it is not a really expensive event by any means. There also isn’t any admission so you could come in and just walk around.

Each vendor sets their own price for what they are serving usually between $1 and $5. People can visit each display and select the food they would like to sample and then give the vendor the appropriate number of tickets.

Some of the vendors will be bringing back traditional favorites like the Dublin store which always draws in plenty of people with their famous bratwurst and beef jerky. Noteware Candy has treats for everyone’s sweet tooth with homemade caramels, chocolate covered strawberries and other tasty treats.

The Painted Lady Saloon will feature homemade soups, fresh salads and broasted chicken. Miller’s Produce will be displaying homemade baked goods and a selection of breads. Zupins Catering will offer baked chicken and side dishes. Krusniak’s catering will present appetizer samples and alumni members will host a margarita station.

“People are free to walk around and try whatever they would like to taste as long as they purchase tickets for it,” said Perry.

Music will be provided for the evening by John Pomeroy.

The profits from the event benefit the school and students.

“The main thing we use it for is the scholarship fund, and we give one every year and have been doing that for quite a few years,” she said.

Perry said that people look forward to the event every year.

“We have a lot of people that come from all over,” she said. “I had a lady call me from Newaygo the other day, and she was calling about the Taste of Manistee. We get people from Ludington and Manistee.”

Manistee Catholic Central principal Jan Bigalke said the program is a great benefit to the school district.

“The MCC Alumni Association is a support group that assists MCC in maintaining quality programs and provides our seniors with an annual scholarship,” she said. “Through their efforts, students have opportunities to meet their goals as college students and alumni of MCC. They ‘pay it forward’ as alumni, with the hope that all MCC graduates will go on to serve their colleges, careers and communities as faith-filled, productive students and citizens.”

 

avatar

Posted by Ken Grabowski

Ken is News Advocate’s education reporter. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County schools and West Shore Community College. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3125 or by email at kgrabowski@pioneergroup.com.

Leave a Reply