Nine years ago, Husband Jim and I
came up with the idea of a food and wine tasting fundraising event
in our little town.
That first year we named it,
A Taste of Fort Scott
For not only would be sample wine
but our restaurants would be showcased as well.
The Taste of Home
came to Fort Scott
and it got really confusing.
And so, four years ago, we changed the name
To Forks and Corks -- A Taste of Fort Scott
Are the restaurants and caterers from our little town
Brought sugar cookies and
Bacon Maple cupcakes, among other things
Not only were there offerings tasty but owner Rebecca has been on Food Network Cake Challenges (and won!) and daughter Sarah's wedding cake and Andy's Magically Delicious Lucky Charms Castle of a groom's cake came from Sugar Creations
And there was
from Marsha's Great Plains Deli
A favorite place to lunch.
Came out of the many bottles of wine
That were sampled during the evening.
My job, as it has been for the last several years
Is pouring for the guests.
Into these souvenir wine glasses
We had several people tell us that they had a whole set!
It was a fun evening, the proceeds from the event go to our
The Executive Director and Staff did a great job putting the event on.
And the volunteers from the community who gave of their time and talents
to make the event a success.
The Liberty Theatre is the perfect venue for the event and all but the first two have been at the Liberty.
And at the end of the evening . . . .
The boxes were not of full bottles but of empty ones.
If success is measured in "dead soldiers"
then the 2012 Forks and Corks
was a rousing success!
We're looking forward to the Tenth Annual
We know it will be even bigger and better.