Annual rotary fundraiser celebrates 12th year.
Colorful leaves. Crisp air. Apple pie. As autumn returns with all the nostalgic sights, sounds and flavors we love, so too does Taste of White Bear Lake. A cornerstone of the season for area residents, the fundraising event is back for a 12th year at Pine Tree Apple Orchard on September 9 from 2-5 p.m.
Funds from ticket sales go to support White Bear Lake Rotary Club’s local and global projects and initiatives. “By supporting something like this and having fun supporting something like this, it allows Rotary to do all the great work in our community that we do,” event chair Kevin Donovan says.
Visitors to this year’s event will have the chance to taste and sip samples from 20 local and Metro area restaurants, shops, breweries and distilleries. “We try to have a variety of food so people do get an idea of what’s available in this immediate area,” Donovan says.
Tables set in the orchard’s open setting encourage community and conversation. The event will also include a traditional cork pull fundraiser, flag ceremony and live music. “It’s a wonderful afternoon spent with 600 other people from around the area,” Donovan says. “…You grab a little food and maybe a beverage and sit down at a picnic table and have a conversation. I think it’s the fellowship that people enjoy the most, along with the food.”
For more information about White Bear Lake Rotary Club and to purchase tickets, visit tasteofwhitebearlake.com.