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Letter to the Editor: 'Taste' event was deserving of thanks

I'd like to thank the sponsors of the April 22 Taste of South Washington County Schools Extravaganza, Dr. Joel Bexell & Dr. Donna Bexell and Anchor Bank of Woodbury and St. Paul Park. Their sponsorship allowed us to invite area restaurants and food vendors who brought wonderful samples and treats for us -- Sunsets, Machine Shed, Yo-Joe's, David's Chophouse, Mississippi Dunes, Jimmy John's -Woodbury, Carbone's on Lake Road, Great Harvest Bread, Sole Mio, Starbucks at Kowalski's, District 833 Nutrition Services and Premium Waters. Affordable Elegance in Hastings set the mood for us with the elegant tablecloths, along with Norris Square's Balloon Bouquet and South Suburban Rental use of tables and deliver; thank you for the in-kind donation! Thanks to all those who attended to listen to the fantastic Park, Woodbury & East Ridge High School Jazz Bands that played for us.

Thanks to those that bid and won silent auction items donated by these generous businesses and people: Zywiec's Landscape & Garden Center, 3M Cottage Grove, Jumpity Jump, Bailey Nursery, Gertens, Nuevas Fronteras PTSO, Woodbury Middle School, Lake Middle School, Ginger & Mark Bollinger, Imation, Rainbow of Cottage Grove, Kowalski's, Cub of Cottage Grove, Machine Shed, Great Clips Cottage Grove by Target, Max & Natalie Seim, Target Cottage Grove, Smashburger, Champps, Kelley Gallery, Famous Dave's, Potbelly, Tea Steepery, Holiday at 80th & Hadley, American Motor Sports Bar & Grill, Vicki Strong, Northern Tier, Borgstrom's Hallmark-Cottage Grove, Moriarty Family, Melinda Weber and Hamline University.

Thanks to our local Bulletins for coverage, to Woodbury High School for hosting this event and South Washington County Schools for your support. The event is a South Washington County Schools Education Foundation fundraiser that has been missed for three years and it was wonderful to have it back. Thanks to all who made this night a success.

-Natalie Seim

Seim is Extravaganza Chair for the South Washington County Schools Education Foundation