Northeast Tarrant

For a charitable feast, head to the Taste of Northeast

Spend $20 to possibly win $500 and help out others? What a deal!

The Arts Council Northeast has announced the date for its annual food fest, Taste of Northeast.

This event, where anything with elastic is the attire of choice, is slated for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Hurst Conference Center, located at 1601 Campus Drive in Hurst.

Now I realize that I am telling you about something that takes place just over a month from now. But what is important is that this group has already begun selling raffle tickets and there are only 500 being sold.

Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $20 And, as I stated, there are only 500 being sold. Not bad odds if you ask me.

Plus, you don’t have to go to a specific store or track someone down to purchase them. This is so easy. Go to the Arts Council of Northeast website,, and click on the “tickets” button on the left and pick your purchase of choice. You can purchase your ticket to the event as well. If you don’t want to go online, you can call the ladies over at Arts Council Northeast at 817-283-3406.

If you have ever been to the Taste of Northeast, you know it is a blast, but with more than 25 area restaurants offering up generous samplings from their menu for $25 (if purchased before Nov. 7) you can’t eat anywhere for that good for that price!

If you haven’t been, don’t miss out on an event where Velcro pants are celebrated.

Wheels for meals

Now here is something just around the corner. All you have to do is drive around the block and Metroport Meals on Wheels gets $50.

Grapevine Lincoln, located at 428 North Highway 377 in Roanoke, is partnering with Metroport Meals on Wheels with a Lincoln MKC Launch Event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Head over to Grapevine Lincoln, test drive this new vehicle and before you can say “rev up the engine,” Metroport Meals on Wheels get $50.

Honestly, this has to be the easiest way to help out those less fortunate I have ever seen. Just show up, drive and money is donated.

In the “way to go” file, the Greater Southlake Women’s Society (GSWS) recently has been granted its 501(c)(3) status. A little birdie told me that there very well may be an exciting and unique fundraiser in this group’s future. Can’t wait to hear more on that. Congratulations ladies! Your hard work is showing off.

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