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Taste Of Green Announces Line Up for Memorial Day Weekend

Taste Of Green Announces Line Up for Memorial Day Weekend

Taste of Green Announces Line Up for Memorial Day Weekend

Green, Ohio (May 9, 2013) – Taste of Green is pleased to announce the exciting line-up of restaurants, entertainers and attractions for the three-day festival that will take place at Town Park Center over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, 2013.

This inaugural lifestyle festival promises great food, fun and entertainment for all ages. Restaurants representing Green, Canton and the surrounding areas will include a variety of menu options. Admission to the festival is free and attendees may purchase a dining card at the event. Dining cards can be pre-loaded in any amount and submitted for debiting at any of the restaurant tents in the Portage Lakes Career Center Culinary Court. Tastes generally range from $2 - $6 each.

Taste of Green festival hours are: Saturday, May 25 from Noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 26 from Noon to 8 p.m.; and Monday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Legends Wine & Beer Garden will remain open until 11 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday for special concert presentations including appearances by Northeast Ohio news personality Monica Robbins and the Ninja Cowboys as well as WANTED: The Bon Jovi Tribute Band.

Area restaurants, caterers and food truck operators will sell special menu selections in sample-sized portions in the Portage Lakes Career Center Culinary Court. Attendees will enjoy fabulous food from:

Baja Pizzafish

Fox’s Pizza Den

Giant Eagle


Legend’s Sports Pub & Grille

Old Carolina Barbeque Company

Pancho’s Southwestern Grill

Papa Gyros

Prime 93

The Pierogi Lady

Wholly Frijoles Mexican Street Foods

Festival features and activities include:

Fine wine and craft beer tasting and entertainment in the Legend’s Wine & Beer GardenThree entertainment stages with more than 30 performances from area bands including Green’s own Ryan HumbertYMCA Kids Corner – featuring kids activities coordinated by the Akron Area YMCA for all ages including relay races, geocache, cornhole, disc golf and more! The YMCA Kids Corner is located in the Bulldog StadiumLittle Tikes Land – Children’s activity and play area with dozens of Little Tikes play structures and activities located in the YMCA Kids CornerKids Country water beads for babies and toddlers as well as wax hands for the tweens and teensCommunity Dining Tents located adjacent to the Portage Lakes Career Center Culinary CourtMAPS Air Museum will be displaying a Chance Vought A-7E Corsair II as well as a F9F Cougar on site as they continue their mission to educate people about the history of military aviationPyrotecnico fireworks display sponsored by Warmus Builders on Saturday evening at intermission during the WANTED performance

Presented by the City of Green along with premier sponsor Akron General, Taste of Green will raise funds for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Green Schools Foundation and The Friends of Green Parks Foundation. Additional sponsors include Legends Sports Bar & Grille, Akron Children’s Hospital, Integrated Companies, Enviroscapes, Portage Lakes Career Center, First Energy Foundation, Warmus Builders, Akron Area YMCA – Camp Y-Noah & Green Family YMCA, Little Tikes, Wayne Homes, Fed Ex Custom Critical, Sully’s Tool & Party Rental and Clear Channel Radio / WKDD.

Taste of Green was developed with the intention of driving economic development and enhancing the quality of life of local residents. “It is exciting to bring the Taste of Green to our city,” said Dick Norton, mayor, City of Green. “It will be a grand showcase of Green’s restaurants, businesses and quality of life.”

Connecting For A Cause President Debra Sherman adds, “Taste of Green offers a free, fun-filled weekend and is a great compliment to the annual Memorial Day activities in the community. With so many great food selections, the Legends Wine & Beer Garden and all of the children’s activities in the YMCA Kids Corner there is something for all ages all weekend long.”

For more information on Taste of Green, for restaurant or exhibitor inquires or to volunteer, visit www.tasteofgreenohio.com or call 330-256-8704.

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Connecting For A Cause in a non-profit organization which develops and produces community events to benefit other charitable organizations in Ohio and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio.