Despite getting hit with a couple of rain showers, the Taste of Sheridan still had a great turnout. Dubbed a giant Community Picnic, the event was held at Thorne-Rider Park in Sheridan Sunday afternoon. There was an area for children to play on inflatables; a concert area where folks could relax and listen to first a bluegrass band and then a rock band; and there was a beer garden.
Highlighting the day, however, were the fifteen different food tents featuring different local restaurants in Sheridan, and each tent had three to five different items for people to try.
Nancy Silla is the head of the North Main Neighborhood Association, and she and her nine other colleagues came up with the idea to have the Taste of Sheridan to benefit the North Main Revitalization Project. The North Main Reconstruction Project starts next summer, from Dow Street to Fort Road. The project will include the roads surface, sidewalks, and lighting.
Silla had this to say about the preparation and the idea of the Taste of Sheridan.
Kimmeries' owner Kim Eckerman had one of the tents at the Taste of Sheridan. Eckerman has owned the restaurant for the last three years, and is currently located at the Trails End Motel.
She comments on her participation for the Taste of Sheridan.
This is the first year for the Taste of Sheridan, and organizers hope to make it an annual event in Thorne-Rider Park.