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Taste of Mower County coming up Saturday

Published 5:11pm Saturday, March 30, 2013

The place to be Saturday is the Austin Holiday Inn for the third annual Taste of Mower County.

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with food tastings of signature items from Mower County’s finest chefs and ends about 8:30 p.m.

There will be a cash bar, wine tastings, prizes, live and silent auction and entertainment by the Cedar River Strings.

Chefs will be judged on their food by guests in different categories: restaurant chefs and home chefs. The guests then vote on their favorite in each category.

The participant with the most votes for overall favorite food will win the travelling trophy and awards will be given in each category.

Tickets are available now: $25 for individuals, $40 for couples, $75 for a half table (four people) or $150 for a full table (eight people).

Sponsorship opportunities are also available: $1,000 for Top Chef, $750 for Iron Chef, $500 for Ace of Cakes and $250 for Galloping Gourmet.

Call 507-433-8994 or visit to purchase tickets or for more information.

Don’t miss the live auction at the Taste of Mower County.

Live auction items include: two night all inclusive stay at Beaver Trails Jelly Stone Campground (excludes holiday weekends) for up to four people only from Tammy Westrich, dinner and show for two at Chanhassen Dinner Theater from Julia Thomson / Mower County Shopper, his and her will from Springer and Gumbel LLC, Holiday Inn Water Park four-person stay from Holiday Inn in Owatonna, Pandora Bracelet from Stadheim Jewelers, private winemaker tour (four to eight people) from Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery, and Rose Pedaler Cabin Weekend for up to 16 people from the Rose Pedaler in Rose Creek

Contact The Arc Mower County at 507-433-8994, email or visit if you are interested in helping with this big fundraiser.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for programs with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities that includes advocacy, housing and recreation programs in Mower County.


Upcoming events

• The Arc’s 18th annual Rose Sale: This event continues through April 2. We are recruiting Rose Sale Captains. Contact The Arc at 507-433-8994 for details or visit to place your order. Delivery and pick-up is from 10

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