Jacksonville State University, the City of Jacksonville and area civic organizations are teaming up again to co-host the annual gathering that features the perennial favorite “Taste of the Town,” a tasters fair benefiting JCOC, a local nonprofit organization that offers short-term assistance for individuals and families in need. Also on tap for the evening is a community-wide pep rally featuring the JSU Gamecocks football team and the internationally-acclaimed Southerners and Marching Ballerinas, along with teams and bands from Jacksonville High School, Pleasant Valley High School and Jacksonville Christian Academy.
The pep rally begins at 8 p.m. on Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium.
Radio personalities Jock Burgess and Andrew McDermott of WVOK/K98 FM from Oxford will host a live remote on-site during the event and will give away prizes throughout the evening. There will also be a drawing for two club level JSU football seats (a $250 value) for a home game of the winner’s choice this fall. In addition to the food tasting there will be goods offered by non-food vendors, a special kids’ play area, entertainment and activities for the entire family.
Tickets for Taste of the Town are $10 for 10 and may be purchased the evening of the event.
For more information or to sign on as a Spirit on Mountain Street sponsor, call David Glass, (256) 591-6462.