The first ever Taste of Annandale, which will take place June 13 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., was announced yesterday at a press conference held by Fairfax County Supervisor Penny Gross, Reverend Clarence Brown, pastor of the Annandale United Methodist Church, Fairfax County Police Department Major Gunn Lee and Lambros Magiafas, owner of Lambros Goldsmiths.
Reverend Brown is chairman of the Taste of Annandale steering committee and Lambros Goldsmiths is a sponsor of the festival, which will feature local restaurants, live entertainment and other activities. Proceeds from the event will support the Annandale Youth Fund.
The Taste of Annandale will be held along Tom Davis Drive in central Annandale, between Columbia Pike and John Marr Drive and admission to the event is free. Activities being planned for the event include a chili cook-off pitting Fairfax County police officers against firefighters, cooking demonstrations, and a children’s corner with games, crafts and storytelling.
Restaurant owners who want to participate, as well as anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities or volunteering, should contact event organizer Glenda Olmeda at 703-946-4087 or Go.Uniq@mail.com. The next meeting of the planning committee is scheduled for April 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m., at the Mason District Government Center, and the public is invited to attend.