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Kona Ice is just one of the booths at the 35th annual Taste of the Town at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday. More than 8,000 people were expected to attend the event that benefits St. Andrew Catholic School. Money raised this year will go toward improvements in the school's computer lab. In addition to the numerous vendors inside the convention center, this is the first year the event had a few food trucks. Photo by Janet Morgan/Myrtle Beach Herald janet.morgan@myhorrynews.com

The 38th annual Taste of the Town will return to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in November.

St. Andrew Catholic School’s annual event is scheduled from 4-10 p.m on Nov. 2. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door and free for people ages 14 and under. Food tickets cost $1 each and menu items vary between 1-5 tickets depending on the item and the restaurant. There will also be a new to-go option this year. 

The event features multiple restaurants, live music, culinary awards and a silent auction.

Kristin Green, spokesperson for Taste of the Town, said organizers plan to provide new options and distance the workspaces of each restaurant booth to accommodate safety concerns. Green said they usually have 20-40 restaurants represented there, if not more.

“We tried our best to make Taste of the Town something special for our school last year,” Green said. “Now, coming back in person and doing it at the convention center again, we’re all really excited. Of course, knowing that there’s going to be some restrictions in place, we’re just doing our very best to make sure we’re staying safe. It’s one of those events that people look forward to each year, so knowing this is one of the events that people might come back out for, we’re excited about it.”

Green also said anyone interested in becoming a sponsor can reach out to them.

This is the school’s primary fundraiser and proceeds benefit its Capital Improvement Fund, which purchases improvements such as new technology and playground equipment. A portion of the proceeds is also donated to local charities.

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Joshua Hardee is from Marion, SC, and is a graduate of Francis Marion University. Other than reporting, he likes to draw, read, play piano and write poetry and fiction.

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