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Are you ready for the Taste of Claremont?

The Rotary Club of Claremont will hold its 16th annual Taste of Claremont event on Saturday, April 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Claremont University Consortium Building on First Street and Mills Avenue.

This is Claremont Rotary’s pinnacle funding event and one of Claremont’s premier community events.  Last year this event was attended by over 800 participants and raised $50,000 for the Rotary Foundation, which directly benefits charitable organizations in our community. 

Participants are invited to enjoy Claremont’s finest cuisine, wine, and beer as local establishments dish up their very best.

The venue provides ample space for people to sample the selections of over 50 area restaurants, breweries and wineries, some of them new to Claremont, that donate their wares to make the event possible.  Live music and dancing and local artists provide diversions during the evening.

Proceeds from the event support community and global programs supported by the volunteers and resources of Rotary Club of Claremont and Rotary International. Local beneficiaries of the club include several educational organizations: AbilityFirst, CLASP, Best BET Teacher Grants, International Place, Yellow Bus Program, literacy and student leadership camps, awards and programs.

Funds also go to Bikes for Kids, No Limits for the Deaf, Uncommon Good, the Rotary Peace Conference.

The Claremont organization also participates in Rotary International programs, supporting the Shelter Box Project, the Rotary Rotoplast Project and Polio Plus.  Polio Plus, an effort to eradicate polio in the world presented in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and World Health Organization, is very close to success.     

Tickets for the event are available for $65 by visiting www.tasteofclaremont.org and are also available at the door of the event for $75.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vacations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. 

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