It appeared to most everyone last night that it was a successful event. The weather was perfect, the people were out and about, the food was, as usual, delicious, the Community Band was in perfect harmony with the on-going activities, the auctions were quite a pleasant diversion, the beer tent on the bridge overlooking the falls was a special treat, and the folk dancing in the street was just phenomenal.
Based on food ticket sales, and the expert crowd estimating talents of former Historical Society President and current NDDC President Mary Rossing, we think there were about 4,500 people who participated in the event, almost double of last year’s attendance. It sure seemed like they were all having a good time.
We’d like to thank our sponsors: (Cornerstone Sponsors) First National Bank, the Northfield News, Northfield Automation Systems, Upper Lakes Foods, (Corporate Sponsors) Carleton College, College City Beverage, KYMN Radio, Malt-O-Meal, (Business Boosters) Community Resource Bank, Contented Cow and Chapati, Taylor Trucking, J. Grundy’s Rube-N-Stein, Premier Bank, and Rick Pavek Construction for their underwriting of this delightful and growing event. Without your initial support, we wouldn’t have been able to gather together the vendors, the volunteers, and the attendees, who all united last night to make the Third Annual Taste of Northfield a success.
For a photo gallery of the event, see Griff Wigley’s post on Locally Grown.