TASTE! is back

Enjoy good food and support the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau at the seventh annual TASTE!

This fundraising event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at the Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center in Wyoming.

For $25 ($30 at the door), guests sample appetizer-sized menu items from 21 local restaurants.

Artisan breads, soup, chicken parmesan, prime sliders, chocolate spoon cake, cream puffs, stuffed mushrooms, pork sandwiches, New York strips, au gratin potatoes, pizza, gyros, pie, gelato and micro brewery beers are on the menu.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the LAYSB, 244 N. Lake St. in Forest Lake, or online at www.ysblakesarea.org. Tickets are also available at Stars & Strikes, Big Apple Bagel, Cornerstone Pub & Prime, Famous Dave’s, Friar Tuck’s Pub and The Lodge at Forest Hills, or at the Chisago Lakes, Lindstrom or North Branch chamber of commerce.

TASTE! is co-sponsored by Dave Purdy of Wealth Management Midwest, with community partners Bridges & Pathways Counseling, Barb Goerss Home Selling Team, Central Bank of Forest Lake, Lake Area Bank of Forest Lake, Plastic Products, Polaris Industries and Zeigler CAT.

All proceeds support teen enrichment and mentoring programs. LAYSB is a 501c3 non-profit organization servicing Forest Lake Area School District communities in Washington and Anoka Counties, and all communities in Chisago County. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent the law allows.