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Look and Taste raises $14,000
Woman's Club plans to invest funds back into community
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Bluegrass band The Dappled Grays performed throughout the evening May 20 as the Dawson County Woman's Club presented the Look and Taste of Dawson, a fundraiser that supports club projects throughout the community. - photo by Michele Hester
The who's who of Dawson County packed the Lakeview Center Tuesday night, May 20, for the 3rd Annual Look and Taste of Dawson.
Sponsored by the Dawson County Woman's Club, the event raised over $14,000 that will support woman's club community initiatives.
"The Look and Taste was definitely a great success," said Dawson County Woman's Club President Pat Cavanaugh. "The event most certainly will go back into this community through our community projects."
In 2007, woman's club members volunteered over 20,000 hours in support of projects that benefit the Dawson County community. Club members spend time volunteering at RIC Rack, the local thrift store and food pantry, as well as the arts council, senior center and humane society.
Woman's club members also read to children at the county's elementary schools, plant and maintain gardens at the local parks, fundraise for causes such as Relay for Life, and participate in public awareness programs in crime prevention, child safety, retirement planning, conservation and international affairs, to name a few.
Look and Taste of Dawson, one of the club's largest annual fundraisers, supports these and many more club community projects. "Look and Taste exceeded our expectations for raising money," said Woman's Club member Susan Pember, who along with Barbara Reynolds, co-chaired the event.
"The Dawson County Woman's Club is eager to give it back to the community," Pember added.
Look and Taste of Dawson was an evening of good food, good times and good fellowship, as the who's who of Dawson County were treated to the best food, and drinks, 16 local restaurants and caterers have to offer. "We were so impressed by the restaurants," Reynolds said. "The food was wonderful. Their presentations were wonderful. The restaurants exceeded my expectations."
The event's silent auction, which included airline tickets, golf packages, a formal chef-prepared meal in your home and a variety of other top prizes, also contributed to the club's fundraising goal.
"It's wonderful to have the community's great response," Pember said. "It was such a pleasure meeting so many people from the community."
Pember and Reynolds would also like to thank all the sponsors, business and individuals that donated to the silent auction for helping make the event such a success.
The woman's club has a variety of events planned through the end of the year, including the Second Annual Garage Sale-Abration to be held at Rock Creek Sports Complex Sept. 28.
The club is currently accepting household item donations for the garage sale at the Lakeview Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, call (706) 216-2283.
E-mail Michele Hester at