Taste of Newnan

WGTC culinary students captures top honors

by W. Winston Skinner

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The group from West Georgia Technical College won both the “Best of Taste” and “Best Booth” at the April 18 Taste of Newnan festival in downtown Newnan, said Main Street Manager JoAnn Gentry. From left are Chef Tricia Vera, Tara Anthony, Allison Sellers, Raquel Trammell, Jasmine Kirk, Natalie Gray, Kaitlin Bradley, Rose Smith, Lindsey Gaich, Sam Hydrick and Brittney Wells.

The spring edition of Taste of Newnan drew a crowd – with couples, families and groups flocking to the Court Square.

Main Street Newnan sponsors Taste of Newnan, which brings restaurants, caterers and other food purveyors to downtown Newnan each spring and fall. The latest Taste offered roasted corn, pasta, salads, fried chicken served several different ways, waffles, candy, fried grouper, fried green tomatoes, onion rings, corndogs and sirloin sandwiches.

The culinary program from West Georgia Technical College won for both “Best of Taste” and “Best Booth.” Among program participants involved in putting together the Taste of Newnan booth were Chef Tricia Vera, Tara Anthony, Allison Sellers, Raquel Trammell, Jasmine Kirk, Natalie Gray, Kaitlin Bradley, Rose Smith, Lindsey Gaich, Sam Hydrick and Brittney Wells.

As festival-goers strolled around the Court Square, Eric and Savannah Jackson chose pizza slices for their supper, which they enjoyed while sitting on the wall at the historic Coweta County Courthouse. A Taste for Homemade brought beautifully decorated cupcakes in a rainbow of icing colors.

Volunteers from Sonrise Baptist Church prepared barbecue sundaes and fruit cobbler, and the Newnan Youth Council brought bottled water. Fried Oreos were offered by the Newnan Optimist Club.

The cooks from Emmanuel Life and Worship Center prepared a variety of baked goods for the event. City of Zion Deliverance Tabernacle members prepared ribs and pulled pork.

The sounds of singers and bands wafted over the crowd, and face painting and caricatures were also among the billed attractions.

Attendees bought tickets from kiosks situated around the square and swapped them for the food of their choice.



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