Event also features run/walk up skiing course at local resort
For the Cumberland Times-News Cumberland Times-News
MCHENRY — Garrett Trails will present the 10th annual Taste of Garrett fundraiser June 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wisp Resort, 296 Marsh Hill Road.
“Join us for the best Taste of Garrett ever. Come support trails in Garrett County and have a great time doing it,” said Theresa MacLennan, executive director of Garrett Trails, in a news release.
Twenty restaurants are participating in this year’s event and are providing samples of new dishes, classic favorite foods and beverages prepared, produced and served locally.
“There is no easier way to support local business as well as the construction and maintenance of the outstanding network of quality hiking and biking trails in Garrett County,” said MacLennan.
This year’s event will feature a “fender blen-der” competition, in which participants pedal to blend fruit smoothies; demonstrations, including cake decorating, and a lesson on how to carve a pineapple cheese ball. Auction items include a Kindle Fire. Entertainment will be provided by Jonny Rock.
Members of the “fender blender” red team are Titus Beitzel, Bob Gatto, Mike Getty, Peggy Jamison, Judi Prather and Dorothy Andreas. Their competitors on the blue team are David Cotton, Tom Johnson, Rick MacLennan, Rob Michael, Andie Meyers and Laura Stamm.
Entry wristbands will be sold at the door starting at 5 p.m.
Garrett Trails is also organizing the third annual Race Up The Face, a run up a black diamond ski trail. While it’s being called “the world’s hardest 400 meter run,” participants may also walk the distance.
Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female, as well as the youngest and oldest competitors.
That activity will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration and check-in at 5 p.m.
A Race Up The Face registration form is available at www.garretttrails.org under the events section.
Forms also may be picked up at Savage River Lodge, the Adventure Sports Institute at Garrett College or High Mountain Sports.
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