Where can you go to taste Italian, Mexican, Southwestern and New York style deli cuisine in the area -- all in one place? The General Nathan Goff Armory this Sunday on Route 19 South.
West Virginia Key Club will hold a tasting party featuring the specialties of area chefs along with food samplings from various restaurants from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the National Guard Armory. The event is being sponsored by MCM Business Systems and WDTV Channel 5.
Some chefs also will be available to talk about their creations.
"There will be many varieties of food there, including appetizers, entrees, desserts, beverages. All courses of a meal can be sampled at this event," said Michael Lehosit, event co-chairman.
Father Charles McCallister, West Virginia Key Club administrator, is serving as co-chairman for the event, which has not been held before.
"I think it is going to be a tremendous fund-raiser. It has the potential to raise thousands of dollars for scholarships and leadership development conferences. We are very grateful to the restaurants and other vendors for donating their time and talents for the Key Club," he said.
Musical selections will be provided by Xtreme Entertainment, one of the largest D.J. companies in the state.
Extreme's Josh Raschella will provide the background music and serve as Master of Ceremonies. Raschella, who also serves as West Virginia Key Club governor, hopes this type of fund-raiser will become an annual event.
"We've heard about it in the past and it is a really good fund-raiser. It is rather unique in this area and hopefully will be a yearly event."
Patrons will be eligible for many door prizes. Proceeds will benefit the West Virginia Key Club.
"The money will go toward day-to-day district operations and for funds to attend conventions and for scholarships for Key Clubbers who go above and beyond their call to service," said Lehosit.
Raschella added that proceeds are also used to pay dues for students who cannot afford them.
Tickets are priced at $25 and are available from any Key Club member or by calling MCM Business Systems at 622-2974.