Courtesy of Taste of Wheaton
Originally Published by MyMCMedia on 06/2/2020
By: Tori Bergel
Wheaton’s highly anticipated annual event, Taste of Wheaton, is happening virtually this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
For over 20 years, participants have gathered in a set location to enjoy local performances, family activities, vendors and even a beer and wine garden for those of age, all while getting the chance to sample some of the area’s best eats. While recent restrictions have made it impossible for such an event to occur, those in charge still want to give the community something to look forward to.
“What we do is help in the community in general, and we want to continue to do that even though it’s in a different way,” said Sidney Cooper, the Wheaton Urban District’s marketing and events manager.
The event is taking place from June 7-13. Participating restaurants will do so from their storefronts in order to abide by social distancing protocol. During the week, residents will be able to log on to the Urban District’s website for event-related content.
According to Cooper, there will be daily performances recorded by The Nighthawks as well as content provided by Yelp. Additionally, participants will be able to partake in an interactive “pizza slice” bingo game where they will have the chance to win one of two gift cards by posting their completed board on social media and tagging WheatonMD. Cooper is also hoping to provide material from participating restaurants.
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