PHOTOS: The AIDS Project Hosts Annual Taste of the Town Event
UPDATE @ 6:53 p.m. Friday: Taste of the Town this year generated an estimated $42,500 for The AIDS Project, according to information shared by the nonprofit group. Those registered to attend numbered 413.
The AIDS Project of Centre and Clinton Counties held its 13th annual Taste of the Town fundraiser Sunday at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
Photographer Nathan A. Smith attended the event and took the photos in the gallery to the right.
The philanthropic event featured food and drinks from more than 30 local restaurants, bakeries, wine suppliers and breweries. All of the proceeds go to families in Centre and Clinton counties.
In its latest incarnation, Taste of the Town adopted a Parisian theme -- "Paris - City of Light" -- and was sponsored in part by event Chairwoman Joyce Buck in memory of her late husband, John Buck. A celebrated Penn State faculty member, John Buck died Aug. 18.
Funds raised through Taste of the Town help HIV-positive residents and AIDS patients in the State College area obtain otherwise-unaffordable shelter, clothing, medical treatment, transportation to medical facilities and other services. More than 100 residents of Centre and clinton Counties are living with HIV or AIDS, according to the project.