Debbie and Norman Johnson enjoy dishes from area restaurants at the 26th annual Altrusa Taste of the Lakes Region at Church Landing on Sunday evening. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)
By ADAM DRAPCHO, LACONIA DAILY SUN
MEREDITH — More than 300 people attended the 26th Annual Taste of the Lakes Region, held on Sunday at Church Landing in Meredith.
"It was great. Everyone that was there, I didn't hear one negative thing," said Nancy LeRoy, a member of Altrusa Club of Laconia. The event, which invites local restaurants and food companies to bring a sampling of their signature creations, serves as the prime fundraiser for Laconia Altrusa.
About 20 restaurants participated in this year's Taste, and while LeRoy wasn't able to sample everything, items that stood out to her included the shepherd's pie served by the Holy Grail of the Lakes, and the bread pudding brought by Hector's Fine Food & Spirits.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the club's service projects. Altrusa of Laconia offers four scholarships for women: one for a recent Laconia High School graduate, and others designed for adult women who are furthering their education ins business, education or health.
The club also promotes literacy through various avenues. Recent projects include providing bookshelves and books for the HealthFirst office in Laconia, and providing baby book packages for new mothers at LRGH.
LeRoy said she was grateful to all who had a hand in the Taste of the Lakes Region.
"We thank the community and the restaurants, if it wasn't for the restaurants and the people who buy the tickets, we wouldn't be able to do what we do."
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