BY H. MYLES
On Thursday, February 26, Milton District High School held its 5th Annual Taste of Milton. Restaurants from across the town convened in the school gymnasium for a night of friends, family, and of course, food. The event is run by Milton District’s Student Unite Interact club, along with help from the Eco Club, Deca (school business club), and Foster’s Funk Band (a group of talented musicians).
Over 20 restaurants were set up around the gymnasium. People, with plates in hand, travelled around to the various booths, sampling the food in a giant buffet style evening. The restaurants provided the food free of charge and all proceeds went to to the school. As well, a raffle was held, with prizes being awarded throughout the night. New this year was the auction, organized by Milton District’s Deca club in order to raise funds for their various trips to competitions. Live music, provided by the Funk Band, filled the air and added to the atmosphere. Among those who attended were our very own Mayor Gord Krantz and members from the Halton District School Board.
The event was possible thanks to the tireless work of the staff advisors for Students Unite, Eco Club, and Deca – not to forget the ensemble of student volunteers. The evening took many months to plan, and an entire day to set up. Tables were rolled out, place settings organized, and many busy volunteers. During the night, every station had a student helper and runners graced the floor, catering to the needs of the restaurants and attendees alike. Since its first year, the Taste of Milton has evolved into a significant community event, enjoyed by many Miltonians far and wide. You should mark your calendar for next year, because this is a can’t-miss-night of friends and food!