'Taste of the Heights' to be held June 14

The Heights Youth Club (HYC) will hold its fourth annual Taste of the Heights fundraiser on Thursday, June 14 from 6–9 p.m., at its club facility at 2065 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. The event will feature food donated by more than 20 local restaurants, a raffle, billiards tournament, and music by the band Hubb's Groove. Proceeds will benefit HYC.

Area restaurants continue to rally behind the club by providing food for this event, where the number of attendees has typically topped 200 people. "The Heights community has always been very supportive of both the club and the event. HYC encourages people to view the event as a relaxing evening out with friends and neighbors," said Susan Oakes, event chair. 

Unlike many "taste of" events, attendees pay only a flat admission price to sample food from all the participating restaurants. "You can literally taste food from all over the Greater Heights area without leaving the building," co-chair Angela Karges pointed out. Restaurants from the Cedar Lee, Coventry, Cedar Fairmount, and Cedar Taylor neighborhoods will be represented, along with eateries from Cedar Center, Fairmount Circle and Shaker Square.

Admission is $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For tickets and more information go to www.heightsyouthclub.org or contact Kimberly Morgan at 216-253-1639.

The Heights Youth Club partners with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland to offer programs that foster academic success, character and citizenship, healthy lifestyles, creativity, and cultural appreciation for children ages 6 to 18.

Rebecca Storey

Rebecca Storey serves on the board of directors of the Heights Youth Club. A Cleveland Heights native, she currently works for Progressive Insurance.

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