Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

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        Taste of Suffolk

Taste of Suffolk



Suffolk recently celebrated the 12th annual Taste of Suffolk Street Festival. Parts of Washington and Main Streets were closed off to traffic, allowing food tents, vendors and local businesses to set up along the streets. Washington Street was dedicated to children's activities with games, bounce houses, crafts and other amusements.  Suffolk's Prime Arts, Retail and Culinary Initiative (SPARC) set up a variety of interactive art stations, and the Master Gardeners were on hand to sell plants and answer questions. Music was provided by Paul Urban, Soul Intent and Wesley Spangler.

Suffolk Parks and Rec employees and volunteers. From left: Jason Pittman, Janis Myrick, Mary Davis, Carmen Paige, Carly Baylor, Audris Skeeter and Jacqueline Wilcox

Ralph Steinert and Andrew Gallagher of Vintage Tavern

From left: Victoria Williams, holding Dawson, Diane Williams, and Janna Williams, holding Kaydenn

The team at C-Fit Studio. From left: Connie Womack, Jessica Dubois and James Fiorella

Officers Valois and Loman

Main Street was lined with vendors and festival goers

Jessica Purser, Tyler Schultz and Pete Geiger of Amicis Pizza Cafe

Soul Intent entertained the crowd

SPARC Initiatives chalk art station

JoAnn and Naomi enjoyed chalk drawing at one of the SPARC Initiatives art stations

Deanna created a pour painting under the guidance of Angelina with KobaltArts27 and SPARC

Micheala created a bubble painting at on the the SPARC Initiatives interactive art stations

Michael Hart, Executive Chef/Owner of Sushi Aka

Sheryle Sherman and Amanda Short of Allonge Dance Academy

From left: Lisa Key, Executive Director of Suffolk Festivals, Inc; Theresa Earles, Suffolk Tourism Development Manager; Suffolk Peanut Festival Board of Directors President Billy Wyatt and Mitzi Gardner

West Washington Street was devoted to childrens activities with games, inflatables and a rock wall