The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association is looking for grillers, cooks, table hosts, and sponsors for the biggest social gathering in Darlington, the annual Taste of Darlington. The Taste is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the garage area at Darlington Raceway.
You can participate in one of four ways:
1. Griller: Fire up your grill or fryer and cook your favorite meaty recipe. Past dishes have included Boston butt BBQ, beer-can chicken, fried oysters, shrimp, and more.
2. Table Host: Gather a variety of sweet or savory dishes to decorate a large, round table with decadent desserts or finger foods. Previous hosts have put up fabulous floral displays, chocolate fountains, coffee bar, sushi platters, pasta, and more.
3. Sponsor: Show your commitment to the community and get your business in front of new customers with your banner displayed throughout the event. Sponsors receive 4 tickets per $500 donated and logo on the DDRA banner displayed at the event as well as recognition in press releases and online.
Top level sponsors ($1,000 level) will have their logos on all print ads and flyers.
4. Attend: Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 at the gate. Ages 21 or older please.
All business participants will be recognized in press releases and online when we post the menu. You may post your banner at your table and have promotional materials to distribute that night, and each griller/cook/host will receive a ticket to sample all the dishes (and drinks) on display.
The Taste is the DDRA’s biggest fundraiser, raising money for a variety of projects, including decorations for Race Week, beautification projects, business seminars, Darlington Veterans Memorial, and the DDRA Improvement Incentive Grant, among other things.