2018-01-10 / News

Ready your palate for Taste of the Thumb


LEXINGTON — Get your taste buds ready for the 14th annual Taste of the Thumb, which supports more than a dozen child advocacy programs funded by the Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council.

You can sample local restaurant fare, wines and other beverages, and support local children at the same time!

Local eateries and vendors provide a variety of “tastes” for participants as they graze their way through a relaxing afternoon. This year, the popular event is from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 in Ave Maria Parish Hall, 5366 N. Main St., Lexington.

Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

“We've been selling tickets, that's for sure," said organizer Jen Gezequel, program coordinator for the Sanilac County Child Advocacy Center. "And there are new vendors this year. We're hoping for our old standbys and also some new."

Participants will include Chef Aaron Puzan, from Autumnwood of Deckerville; Just Joy's Catering from Croswell; Johnston's Meats in Peck; Stone Lodge of Port Sanilac; Elk Street Brewery in Sandusky and many more.

The Sanilac County Health Department is the place to call for advance tickets. The main number is 810-648-4098. Extensions to call are Jen Gezquel at ext. 155 or Amy Dumaw, ext. 144. In the Croswell- Lexington area call Brooks Solterman, 810-712-1218; and in Port Sanilac, call Gail Innis, 810-376-3735.

Your participation will benefit all of the following programs: Child Advocacy Center; the Sanilac County Baby Pantry with locations in Sandusky and Croswell; KIDZ Have Rights; Safer, Smarter Teens: Personal Power; the middle high school programs Be the Change; the annual Community Baby Shower; Okay 2 Say; Safe Kids; Safe Sleep; Text 4 Baby; Darkness to Light; Life Jackets; Steered Straight; community education programs and children’s empowerment camps.

That's a lot of bang for your bucks.

"All of our programming will benefit from this fundraiser. This and our golf outing are the two fundraisers that we do annually," Gezequel said.

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