By Amy Mayfield, The Huntsville Times
The Ledges of Huntsville is going to treat attendees to the best in beer, wine, spirits and more with the first Taste of Spring.
Due to popular demand and an overwhelming response to Taste of Fall, The Ledges is bringing back the event with some stellar seasonal offerings.
"I started this event with the goal to honor my father, who is a veteran of the Korean War," said Susan Connor, director of sales at The Ledges. "We could have fun and raise money for the veterans. Since it was such a success, we decided to do one in the spring and fall each year."
Guests will experience wonderful wines and beers from all over the world paired with foods by The Ledges culinary team, including new executive chef Joe Culver. Vendors taking part with tasty offerings include Grassroots Wine Wholesalers, Wine Rack, Budwesier, Ingenium Wines and more. In addition to the food and wine, attendees will enjoy live music from Cristina Lynn.
The tastes, and shades, of spring will also be celebrated with art. Renowned artist Nall has created pieces in honor of Taste of Spring. Nall has provided an original painting for the event.
Front row from left, Steve Whitman, Nancy Jones, G. Todd Daniel. Back row, from left,
Fred Wright, Terry Roberts andSusan Conner get ready for the upcoming Taste of
Spring at the Ledges June 4. The event will feature food, beer, wine and artwork
from Nall.(The Huntsville Times/Glenn Baeske)
A portion of the proceeds from each event will benefit a local non-profit. The beneficiary from Taste of Spring will be Free-2-Teach.
"Money raised will be used as start up capital for a free resource store for public school teachers to obtain necessary classroom supplies that are currently underfunded due to cut backs," said Susan. "The state of Alabama has cut funding the past two years that provided needed supplies for the classrooms. With budget cuts and proration in order for next year, the need will be even greater. This will provide every child in the three public systems in Madison County the necessary school supplies to succeed. No teacher should have to spend their own money, and no child should miss out on a chance to succeed merely because they lack the tools."
Tickets for Taste of Spring are $50 a person and may be purchased by calling The Ledges at 256-883-0860.