5th Taste of Struthers features 18 vendors this year


Elaine Ginetti and eight of her relatives worked the bar in the St. Nicholas Great Hall, slinging drinks and homemade pepperoni rolls to patrons of the 5th annual Taste of Struthers Thursday night.

Working the bar had become something of a family tradition for them. They seemed to know everyone walking into the bar, greeting them like relatives arriving at a family reunion after a long absence.

That family reunion vibe permeated the event as more than 400 attendees arrived to sample the dishes from the 18 participating Struthers food vendors.

Catherine Cercone-Miller, president of Struthers Rotary Community Corps and one of the lead organizers for the event, said this year was the group’s largest.

“We’ve got 18 different vendors from the city, some restaurants, some catering, plus the nursing home will be showing off their fruit. We’ve got a few new vendors –The Elmton is here for first time, The Embassy is here this year; Senior jalapenos and Lightner’s Fresh and Smoked Meats as well. It’s a perfect event for getting your name and your product out there to the community,” Cercone-Miller said.

Donavito’s, an Italian restaurant in the heart of Struthers, brought an entire wood-burning grill assembly to the event.

Read more about the event in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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