Alden Chamber Donates to Alden Community Scholarship Foundation
The Alden Chamber of Commerce is extremely pleased to announce that through the generous donations from many local company sponsors and a well-attended Taste of Alden event, a $2,500 donation on behalf of the event sponsors and the Alden Chamber of Commerce was given to the Alden Community Scholarship Foundation on August 1, 2016.
A perfect sunny afternoon brought a large crowd to enjoy the 18th annual “Taste of Alden” on Friday, June 3rd. Sponsored by the Alden Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Taste was combined with the 5K Race for Scholarships for an over-all family-friendly fun event. The Alden Community Scholarship Foundation provides financial scholarships to higher education-bound students from the Alden Central School District.
Vendors for the Taste began serving in the Alden Town Park area at 5 p.m. just as the evening began with the Fun Run for Kids by the high school. The 5K race started on Park Street at 6:30 p.m. Congratulations to the top finishers in this year’s race, Nick Orlowski and Faith Robinson. All participating runners received tickets towards a meal from Taste vendors and they had a lot of choices. A huge variety of foods were offered - assorted BBQ, Italian sausage, pulled pork, seafood, beef on weck, mac n’ cheese, subs, sandwiches, soups, wraps, cupcakes, ice cream, cookies, kettle corn, and other baked goods and much more by 17 participants
The 5K Race for Scholarships held a basket raffle with many beautiful items donated by local companies, organizations, and individuals and a nearby carnival-themed Kids Zone featured bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, balloon animals and other games. Attendees and their families enjoyed live music performed by the band “Six Degrees of Freedom” from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the evening ended with a beautiful fireworks display.
The Alden Chamber of Commerce is extremely pleased to announce that through the generous donations from many local company sponsors and a well-attended event, a $2,500 donation on behalf of the event sponsors and the Alden Chamber of Commerce will be given to the Alden Community Scholarship Foundation.
The Alden Chamber of Commerce also wishes to extend profound appreciation to the Winterfest Committee for their generous donation of the fireworks program that concluded the evening’s festivities, the Alden Volunteer Fire Department and the Alden Fire Police for ensuring a safe environment for all participants and vendors, the Alden Advertiser for their dedicated service in producing promotion materials and media publicity of the event, “Six Degrees of Freedom” for providing the lively musical entertainment all night and to the Alden Community Scholarship Foundation for their leadership and teamwork building this year’s successful event. The Chamber is thrilled to have had this opportunity to assist in their philanthropic mission and looks forward to working together for another amazing Alden-area family-friendly event next year.