Food, Fun, Fashion at 'Taste Of Ardmore' on Thursday
The fundraiser for The Ardmore Initiative is in its third year.
Sip martinis, enjoy fabulous food, win fantastic prizes, see a fashion show and support a great cause—all is promised Thursday evening at the 3rd annual “Taste of Ardmore,” a sort of red-carpet night for small businesses in the Lower Merion Township seat.
The Ardmore Initiative fundraising event brings together local restaurants and boutiques, showcasing the best of both with appetizers, entrees and desserts—and a fashion show featuring local “celebrities,” including township officials.
All-inclusive tickets are $50. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 to enter drawings for prizes like a 42-inch plasma television.
This year, food will be presented from A la Maison, Firinji, Golden China/Golden Bowl, J.R. Monaghan’s, Kotatsu, MilkBoy Coffee, Plate Restaurant and Bar, Primavera Pizza Kitchen and others—along with wine, beer and martini bars.
The event is to support a “thriving downtown” Ardmore. —Christine Vilardo, executive director, the Ardmore Initiative.
The evening’s fashion show, which will showcase looks from favorite Ardmore boutiques, includes some very special models: don’t miss Merion Fire Co. of Ardmore Chief Tom Hayden, Lower Merion Commissioner Cheryl Gelber, and others. Some four-footed friends will also make an appearance on the catwalk.
“Taste of Ardmore” is the Ardmore Initiative’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
“It is a great opportunity to enjoy the best of what Ardmore has to offer,” said Christine Vilardo, the Initiative’s executive director. It’s also a chance to “have a wonderful networking opportunity and support the work of the Ardmore Initiative to create and maintain a thriving downtown.”
The event runs Thursday night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Ardmore Toyota (219 E. Lancaster Ave.).
The $50 tickets can be purchased at the Ardmore Initiative office (56 E. Lancaster Ave.) or online at the Taste of Ardmore website.