It is with mixed emotions that I regret to inform you that we have made the decision to cancel the Taste of Florence.
This decision was not made without much prayer, discussion and deliberation among myself, the Board and the Administration. It was a hard one and an emotional one. This event has always depended upon the support of the restaurants, and we just have too few commitments to move forward. Some owners shared that they were too short staffed, in the middle of renovation projects, and some have simply moved on with new and fresh ideas. This is all positive for our community but not necessarily for the future of the TOF. Nevertheless their reasons are not due to any dissatisfaction with regards to the event, so please continue to support these great establishments!
The past five years have produced over $160,000 in profits, which were donated to The King's Academy's Annual Fund, a 4K-12th grade non-profit Christian school. The TOF founding members are passionate about this ministry and the planning committees that have served since continue to support it.
It has given us opportunities to cultivate friendships with local and area business owners and given us a platform to share the mission of TKA. Thank you for being part of this movement!! We are humbled by your support of this event and your willingness to Savor Tuesday's Flavor with us. We live in a great community!
Blessings in the New Year,
The Taste of Florence Planning Committee