By Amanda Rogers
People crowded into Aristide Mansfield for the third annual Taste of Mansfield on Thursday night, eating, drinking, visiting and raising money for the Mansfield Mission Center.
“It is definitely a hit,” said Carmin MacMillan, executive director of the Mansfield Mission Center. “It’s a total sell-out. It’s sponsored by Market Street, which means every ticket sold goes right back into our programs. Right now, we’re focused on our clinic expansion, in particular chronic disease management. We’re in the process of working through logistics with our new partners at the YMCA. We just hired a nurse practitioner and implemented electronic medical records.”
MacMillan looked over the crowd of 400 people and more than a dozen restaurants and said the Mansfield Mission Center hopes continue the Taste of Mansfield as an annual event. Last year’s Taste was canceled due to the pandemic.
Mansfield Mission Center includes a thrift store that helps raise funds for services for families in need, including groceries, toiletries, financial coaching, employment training, income tax assistance and a free medical clinic. For more information, go to mansfieldmission.org.
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