More than 25 restaurants will be offering samples and tasting of their most popular dishes from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Taste of Canton will be a major fundraiser for the Creekview football team.
Kelly Rice, who is chairing the event, said Coach Terry Crowder approached her and the Grizzly Touchdown Club to host the event.
“He didn’t want a typical cookie dough, magazine, candy bar-type fundraiser. He’s seen this type of event be successful in different areas and we thought it would be a great idea to try out,” Rice said. “We started planning for it eight weeks ago and our players have worked really hard to get their families, friends and neighbors involved.”
Rice said 1,600 tickets have been sold so far. Tickets will continue to be sold at the gate for $20 before the event begins.
Other activities at the Taste of Canton include a “Grizzly Cub Corner” with inflatables, a craft station, face painting and snow cones for children. Vendors will have tents to pass out information on products and services.
Students and parents will have the opportunity to soak Crowder and Tim Smryl, track and field coach, in a dunk tank, along with Principal Adrian Thomason and the Chick-fil-A cow. Across the street at Creekland Middle School, a car show featuring classics and hot rods will be hosted by Georgia Cool Cruisers.
Participants can also take a glimpse of the event from above by riding in a hot air balloon provided by Fly Wendy Fly. Disc jockey J.J. Gantt from Gantt Entertainment will provide the music along with country band David Payton, We the Hope band. Many talented singers, dancers and performers from Creekview High will also take stage.
Rice said she hopes the event will become an annual fundraiser for the school.
“We hope to do it again, but bigger and better,” Rice said.
Taste of Canton will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $20. For more information, visit the “Taste of Canton at the ‘View” Facebook page.