By Amanda Rogers
People lined up Thursday evening to sample and sip at the third annual Taste of Mansfield.
The event, which was held at Aristide Mansfield, raises funds for the Mansfield Mission Center.
“We didn’t sell out like last year,” said Carmin Harris, executive director of Mansfield Mission Center. “A lot of political campaigning is going on at the same time.
“We are super thankful to see the mayor and city council members and all of our faithful restaurants and the new ones,” Harris said. “Texas Health and Methodist Mansfield both have their chefs here and they offer remarkable food.”
Guests had sample portions – in some cases full-size – from 17 restaurants in the Mansfield area, plus an open bar, while listening to a disc jockey, visiting and enjoying the patio at Aristide.
The funds raised will be used to help the mission center’s food pantry, Harris said.
“Right now, our biggest need is to promote our food ministry,” she said. “We have twice as many people coming and our food budget is $15,000 over budget right now heading into the holidays. We are hoping people will decide to become monthly contributors. Twenty-eight dollars a month provides three healthy meals for a family of four.”
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