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Greenburgh's Boosters, Local Restaurants Host Taste-Off

The fourth annual Greenburgh Taste-Off brings local eateries, the schools and the community together in a fundraiser.
The fourth annual Greenburgh Taste-Off brings local eateries, the schools and the community together in a fundraiser. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Central Schools Falcons Nest Booster Club will feature the best in local restaurant fare at the fourth annual Greenburgh Taste Off at Woodlands High School on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 3 p.m.

Sponsored by the school district's Falcons Nest and the Woodlands middle and high schools Parent Teacher Student Association, the Taste-Off fundraiser uses food to connect businesses to the community.

Booster Club President David Jackson said the Greenburgh Taste-Off is one of the community’s most highly anticipated fundraising events, with participants tasting the dishes and voting on their favorite offering in specific food categories.

“The Greenburgh Taste-Off has evolved to be not only a successful fundraising event for the school district, but a great gathering for the community,” Jackson said. “It brings the community together and gives local businesses a chance to engage with all in attendance, while raising funds to help our students.”

The Taste-Off will include a silent auction and penny social, and organizers will also honor Greenburgh Central staff members for their service and commitment to the district.  This year’s honorees are Denise Acham-Taylor, Highview Schoo;, Joanne Iamonico, Lee F. Jackson School; Rosemary Kamholz, Lee F. Jackson School; Barbara Pridgen, Woodlands High School; Helena Sayles, Richard J. Bailey School; and Mark Worthy, Woodlands Middle School.

Twenty percent of the net proceeds will go toward student-athlete scholarships, 20 percent to the Woodlands Middle and High School PTSAs, 5 percent to the Friends of the Greenburgh Library, 5 perecent to the Shirley Schwarz Memorial Fund at the Lois Bronz Children’s Center, and the balance to Falcons Nest Booster Club.

More than two dozen restaurants, caterers and businesses will offer their best dishes or are sponsoring or contributing to the Taste-Off.

The contributors include: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Avon, Candlelight Inn, Delish Dishes Catering, LLC., D & A Smokehouse, David Learner Associates, Inc., Doctor’s Express, Frank’s Food Court, Game On 356 LLC, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Jake’s Wayback Burgers, Lula Pearls, New York Life Insurance Co., Party Line Tent Rentals, People's United Bank, Planet Wings, Roasted Peppers Restaurant & Catering, Rudy’s Food, Sun Splash Caribbean Bakery & Restaurant, TD Bank, T-Mobile, The Perfect Flame, Trader Joe’s, Wells Fargo and Women In the Black.

Advance ticket purchases are $10 for students (K-12) and $20 for adults. At the door, tickets will be $15 and $25, respectively.

To purchase tickets visit the eventbrite website or call 703-2615.

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