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28th Annual Taste of Texarkana

Harvest Regional Food Bank presents the 28th Annual Taste of Texarkana!  The food bank is excited to be hosting the Taste of Texarkana event again this year and is expecting to even better than previous years.  The event is Tuesday, October 22 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Four States Fair Grounds.  There will be over 40 food and drink vendors offering samples of their best dishes.  Everyone who attends get to sample as many food dishes as possible (so don’t come and be shy to eat).  The vendors are not only providing samples of their dishes but also competing for several awards.  The awards include: Best of Taste, Greatest Gourmet, Tater’s Choice, Most Spirit, Crowd Favorite, and Best Theme.  All the proceeds and donations raised go to benefit the hunger relief programs of Harvest Regional Food Bank.

Taste of Texarkana

Harvest Regional is the food bank serving Bowie Co. Texas as well as the Southwestern corner of Arkansas including Miller, Lafayette, Hempstead, Little River, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Nevada and Columbia Counties.  They serve over 55,000 individuals around Arkansas and Texas each year through a network of over 100 partners agencies, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens.  Nearly 20% of the local residents miss meals due to food insecurity including 1 to 4 children.  Harvest mission is to eliminate hunger in these regions through food distribution and education.  The programs that been formed since 1989 to help their goals are Food Banking, Food Rescue, The Backpack Program, and Mobile Pantry.  For more information, visit their website at harvestregionalfoodbank.org or their Facebook page here.

Taste of Texarkana

Tickets to the Taste of Texarkana are $25 for adults ($30 at the door) and $10 for kids 6-12 years old.  Children 5 years and younger get in FREE.  VIP tables and tickets are also available which include reserve seating, entertainment and many perks.  To purchase tickets, you can go to their website here or at TEXAR Main Branch on Richmond Ave., Julie’s Deli & Market, Dot’s Ace Hardware, and Harvest Regional Food Bank.  Come out to Taste of Texarkana and not only enjoy great food and drinks but support a great cause.

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