Come Hungry To The Taste Of Central Texas



The Central Texas Youth Services is hosting its annual Taste of Central Texas Fundraiser this month!

The Taste Of Central Texas

The Taste of Central Texas will be held on Thursday, February 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center, a change from last year’s venue. This year’s Taste will feature dishes from over 30 Central Texas restaurants for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. Tickets for the event are $40, or you can purchase tickets for a VIP eight-seater table for $370. Your ticket covers all of your food and drinks from the available vendors, and adult beverages will be available at a cash bar.

In addition to sampling dozens of delicious options, the Taste will have live music, live and silent auctions, and dancing for an unforgettable evening! Awards will also be given to the participating restaurants in categories such as “Best Tasting Food” and “Best Decorated Booth”!

Giving Back Never Tasted So Good

Not only will you get to sample incredible dishes from local eateries, but you’ll be supporting a great cause while you munch! The Taste of Central Texas benefits homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth and families in Central Texas via the Central Texas Youth Services.

The Central Texas Youth Services has been serving the area since 1970. In 1974, they opened their first shelter, Option House. Since then, the organization has grown to provide emergency services, respite services, and transitional living services for children aged 3 to 17. The Focus Upon Utilization of Resources and Employment (FUTURE) project was started in 2002 after the Central Texas Youth Services identified the need for housing assistance programs for young adults who had aged out of foster care.

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Get Involved

If you’re interested in getting more involved with the Central Texas Youth Services, you have lots of options! The organization is partnered with Texas A&M Central Texas, Central Texas College, Tarleton State University, Salisbury University, and Our Lady of the Lake University for the placement of associate, bachelor, and master level interns. You can also sign up to volunteer, or even be employed full time with the Central Texas Youth Services.

Still looking for ways to give back? Maybe you don’t have a lot of extra time, but you do have some extra room in your budget. If that sounds like you, consider donating to the Central Texas Youth Services. You can make a monetary donation or purchase items from the organization’s wish list of necessary items.

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