Plans are moving forward for the 2019 edition of the Edible Expo, being hosted by the Escalon Educational Foundation and scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16.
Serving as one of the coordinators is April Adams, who said the idea behind the event is to bring local food and beverage vendors in to showcase their products while raising money to benefit the Escalon Educational Foundation.
Hours for the event will be 6 p.m. to midnight; cost is $50 per person or reserve a table for eight at $400.
Along with the food and beverage samples, there will be music and the chance to socialize, along with live and silent auction items being up for bid.
“We used to do it at Dent Elementary, it was put on by the PTO, Parent Teacher Organization,” Adams explained.
After a two-year break, she said the EEF decided to take over the event.
“They have so many other great things that work for them,” Adams said of the Dent PTO having a variety of other fundraisers during the year.
She also said after the brief hiatus, people are ready to enjoy the expo once again.
“The community seems to really like the event,” Adams noted.
Among the food vendors already lined up are Hula’s, Tacos de Nieve, Wong’s, Stuyt Cheese, Escalon Premier Brands, Big Dipper, L&M Blodgett Catering, D’Boni’s and more, along with beverages from Delicato, Wine Group, Wonderful Brands with Pom Martinis and Pyramid Beer.
Adams said they are also awaiting confirmation from other potential participants and are still looking for items to auction off, either in the live or silent auction.
DJ Sandoval will provide the music, Will Cockrell is expected to handle the live auction calling.
The proceeds will help with the EEF programs such as providing scholarships to graduating Escalon High School seniors, and providing classroom grants for all schools.
“Last year we gave out $7,000 in grants,” said Adams. “We also want to buy 3D printers for the compute CTE classes.”
To donate auction items, contact Melanie McPherrin at 209-603-0172. For tickets or more information, contact Adams at 209-606-6487.
“We’re here to support the schools and their mission statement,” Adams said.