HAGERSTOWN -- Mary Lou has been offering crab pretzels, shrimp and steak for more than four years at the restaurant she co-owns with her husband and another partner.
But many people sampled Maloo's Pub & Grill menu for the first time Sunday at an event across the street from the business on Robinwood Drive. Mary Lou's restaurant was one of about 20 to participate in Taste of the Town - an annual fundraiser for REACH. Sunday's event, held at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC, was the fourth Taste of the Town dinner, which also included silent and live auctions, said REACH Director Jodie Stock.
Stock was overseeing her first Taste of the Town since taking the head job at REACH earlier this year. She said last year's event raised about $38,000 for the organization's volunteer outreach, including the cold weather shelter, crisis intervention and "faith in action."
About 650 people attended Sunday's event, yet Stock said she was unsure if current economic uncertainty might result in fewer donations this year.