It's time to save the date, save up some calories and save some lives. The fourth annual Thomson's Taste of Fall will be from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Depot.
Every year, local restaurants and caterers serve up their best recipes to raise money for the American Heart Association.
"We take no monies out of what we make on tickets," said organizer Diane Wood. "Vendors, committee members and members of the community donate everything. It all goes to the Heart Association."
And the AHA isn't the only one to benefit from the event. Tommy Samuels, owner of Chinaberry Foods, said he always participates in the event as a vendor because it is his "number one advertising advent" for the holidays.
Patrons purchase tickets to the event that enables them to enjoy tasting as much of Thomson as they want. Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per couple in advance and $18 per person at the door.
As if delectable morsels weren't enough, live musical entertainment and fall decor will add to the casual-elegant atmosphere of the evening. A table made by Bill Borresen also will be raffled off to benefit the AHA.
Mrs. Wood said last year's event featured approximately 15 vendors and brought 150-200 guests.
"In fact, everybody enjoys it so much every year that before we can even get any information out the next year, we actually have people calling to ask what date they need to save," she said.
Vendors interested in participating are asked to register by Oct. 5. For more information, call Diane Wood at 706-595-6999 or Carolyn Gilbert at 706-597-1000.