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Scholarship fundraiser offers tasteful samples

October 09, 2006

If you're interested in a "meal" of memorable tastes - as well as helping to fund a worthwhile program - Miss Washington County-Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation has just the ticket for you.

It's the foundation's fourth annual Taste of Washington County, scheduled from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the ballroom of The Plaza Hotel, one of the scholarship foundation's sponsors.

Taste of Washington County will feature door prizes throughout the afternoon and a silent auction. Auction items include several getaway packages, as well as gift items and books.

Miss Maryland Brittany Lietz will be on hand to greet guests. Local titleholders Miss Washington County Carrie Shank and Miss Western Maryland Autumn Smith will also be in attendance, as will Miss Teen Washington County Karly Logsdon and Miss Teen Western Maryland Lindsay Hanna.

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The Miss Washington County-Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation is associated with the Miss America Organization, the largest source of scholarship money for women ages 18 to 24. In 2005, the local foundation awarded $7,000 in cash scholarships.

Organizers emphasize that Taste of Washington County is a tasting event, not a full buffet. A sampling of food will be made available to those attending and will be served by each participating restaurant at its own table.

Among participating restaurants are Fireside, Tastefully Simple, Leiter's Catering, Washington County Technical High School, Hub City General Store and 43 South.

The planning committee includes Denise Apple, Barbara Carson, Jennifer Peiffer, Ed Dorsey, Jan Dorsey, David Jones, Karen Jones, Andrea Knode, Sandy Miller, Tom Riford, Julie Schimmel, Debbie Smith, Melissa Singhas-Hummer and Ron Thomas.

Tickets cost $20 and may be obtained by calling Carson at 301-733-6340 or Jan Dorsey at 301-733-8278.

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